Rare Caucasus - Kaukasus Nazi Germany LuftFeldpost WW2 MNH. The Battle of the Caucasus is a name given to a series of Axis and Soviet operations in the Caucasus area on the Eastern Front of World War II.On 25 July 1942, German troops captured Rostov-on-Don, Russia, opening the Caucasus region of the southern Soviet Union, and the oil fields beyond at Maikop, Grozny, and ultimately Baku, to the Germans. Two days prior, Adolf Hitler issued a directive to launch such an operation into the Caucasus region, to be named Operation Edelweiß. Operation Edelweiss (German: Edelweiß), named after the mountain flower, was a German plan to gain control over the Caucasus and capture the oil fields of Baku during the Soviet-German War. The operation was authorised by Hitler on 23 July 1942. The main forces included Army Group A commanded by Wilhelm List, 1st Panzer Army (Ewald von Kleist), 4th Panzer Army (Colonel-General Hermann Hoth), 17th Army (Colonel-General Richard Ruoff), part of the Luftflotte 4 (Generalfeldmarschall Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen) and the 3rd Romanian Army (General Petre Dumitrescu). Army Group A was supported to the east by Army Group B commanded by Fedor von Bock and by the remaining 4th Air Fleet aircraft (1,000 aircraft in all). The land forces, accompanied by 15,000 oil industry workers, included 167,000 troopers, 4,540 guns and 1,130 tanks. S tamp is in mint never hinged condition. Study the scan as it form a part of description. I do not post to P.
Box, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia (all of the Balkans). The item "Rare Air Mail Caucasus Kaukasus Nazi Germany Feldpost WW2 Luftfeldpost MNH" is in sale since Thursday, January 24, 2019.This item is in the category "Stamps\Europe\Germany & Colonies". The seller is "vvtesla" and is located in Zagreb, default. This item can be shipped worldwide.