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Swastika flag on top of Mount Elbrus 1942 (video): 2/11/2017 02:51:44


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After Hitler launched his summer offensive on June 28th 1942, German army group South was split into two parts, in which Army Group A was tasked with capturing the Soviet Oil fields in the Caucasus region. While Army Group B was to head towards the Volga river and Stalingrad, and cover Army Group A's advance into the Caucasus.

Soon after Army Group A had advanced into the Caucasus, the Germans sent a detachment to Mount Elbrus. On the 18th of August the detachment reached the refuge of 11 tourist camp, from this point the Germans set off for the summit.

On the 21st of August, soldiers of the German 1st Mountain Division raised the Swastika flag over Mount Elbrus, the highest Mountain in Europe. It was a propaganda triumph, but Hitler regarded it as a mere stunt. And was infuriated.

(Some of what I've said is a copy of words from the video
https://youtu.be/wf3A2BWgyjA


13:52-14:22 is where you can see a more vivid description of what I'm saying. I also say, that video and the series are very interesting and is of high quality.

Here is the main video I want to show you
https://youtu.be/5vauer2_tzU

Look at 3:00 to 4:40 or 4:20-4:40

The music in the video in my view is fitting.

I also find it incredible that such a great act was filmed, sadly not in color.

What are your thoughts on this feat?
Swastika flag on top of Mount Elbrus 1942 (video): 2/11/2017 03:30:49


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I agree this feat wasn't neccesary, but it didn't make any difference to the war.

Now Hitler split Army Group South, which reduced Army Groups A & B's effectiveness in half, Hitler also redirected tanks back and forth, and eventually put too much pressure on Stalingrad and thus Army Group A couldn't advance anymore.

Hitler could have still won possibly if he had ordered an immediate withdrawal and counter attack at Stalingrad once the 6th Army was trapped.

Had Hitler stuck to the original plan of Case Blue and only went as far as Don river/Volga river it would've been a succes no doubt.

Or if Paulus had surrounded and destroyed the Soviet Army defending Stalingrad before the Soviet Army actually retreated into the city, which would have made Stalingrad an easy take.

Or if Hitler hadn't bombed the city so much it may have been easier to take.

Edited 2/11/2017 03:32:13
Swastika flag on top of Mount Elbrus 1942 (video): 2/13/2017 01:59:46


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Swastika flag on top of Mount Elbrus 1942 (video): 2/13/2017 13:12:05


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