Sunday Jul 16, 2023

History doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes: Season 2, episode 1

Nazi Germany opens up its second summer of the war in the East with a campaign of eerie echoes with the previous summer, and the Soviets respond in the same way. History doesn't repeat, but it rhymes. 

Map 1: The Caucasus



Map 2: The plan for Case Blue


Map 3: Into the Caucasus 


Credit where credit is due

Anthony Beevor, The Second World War. London: Little, Brown and Company, 2012. 

William Craig, Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad. Old Saybrook, CT: Konecky & Konecky, 1972. 

Clayton Donnel, The Defense of Sevastopol, 1941–1942: The Soviet Perspective. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2016.

Anthony Tucker-Jones, Slaughter on the Eastern Front: Hitler and Stalin's War 1941–1945.  Stroud,  Gloucestershire, UK: The History Press, 2017. 

Wikipedia, Battle of the Caucasus. 


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