Campaign 189 - Sevastopol 1942: Von Manstein's Triumph
Osprey Publishing | 96 pages | Robert Forczyk | ISBN: 1846032210 | English | PDF | 2008 | 19.5MB
In late July 1941, Hitler ordered Army Group South to seize the Crimea as part of its operations to secure the Ukraine and the Donets Basin, in order to protect the vital Romanian oil refineries at Ploesti from Soviet air attack. After weeks of heavy fighting, the Germans breached the Soviet defenses and overran most of the Crimea. By November 1941 the only remaining Soviet foothold in the area was the heavily fortified naval base at Sevastopol.