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After losses and failure of Operation Barbarossa Hitler now had new objectives in the war He planned to drive Soviet forces out of the Southern Steppes and the Caucasus region and taking over the abundant supply of natural mineral wealth especially oil which was a key ingredient for Germanys war machine Another reason was that Axis forces could have direct access to the Middle East and be able to have the military capability for a final annihilating sweep Northward through Soviet forces in Moscow Hitler also believed that overtaking of Stalingrad now Volograd would lead to the downfall of the Soviet UnionThe Germans plan was to send two simultaneous attacks to capture the rich southern oil field of Stalingrad Hitler wasnt moved by his generals warnings that his armies were not strong enough to carry both objectives at the same time This massive military offensive was called Operation Blue In May of 1942 Hitler launched operation Blue by sending armies A and B to sweep east to Stalingrad south to Astrakan Grozny and to the Caspian Sea The Soviets knowing that the capture of Stalingrad would be catastrophic for there ability to withstand the German army still did not move in forces guarding Moscow Stalin did not want to put Moscow in a position that would vulnerable to other German attacks If the German army took Stalingrad the Soviets would be completely cut off from their own oil supply As a result the German army captured Rostov and other key cities in the Crimean region They were now ready to attack StalingradNow July the Axis forces had had the advantage with 250000 troops from Germany Hungary and Italy pouring into the outskirts of Stalingrad Stalin still being very stubborn kept the bulk of his forces north to protect Moscow from attack As a result Army group B moved across the Don River north of the city collapsing Soviet forces an forcing them to retreat across
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