Hitler's Oil Strategy

Werner, Max
August 1942
New Republic;8/17/42, Vol. 107 Issue 7, p193
Reports on the launch of German campaign in the southeastern Soviet Union, in the Don and Caucasus regions, which demonstrates Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's urgent need for new oil resources to continue his global war. Reasons for launching the campaign; Aim of this German offensive to cripple Russian resistance by cutting off the Russian economic centers, by throttling the enemy's industrial and raw material supplies; Plans of Germany for an actual military advantage and opportunity; Transformation of continental strategy to an oil strategy by Hitler; Superiority of German army in the campaign; Significance of Caucasian mountains and desert terrain of the northeastern Caucasus for the Russian defenders; Reference to the German campaign in France; Comparison of Hitler's oil strategy with the British strategy; Requirements of a United Nations coalition strategy.


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