Nazi Germany's Crimean Downfall

June 13, 2019 Topic: History Region: Europe Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: CrimeaWorld War IISoviet UnionNazi GermanyUkraine

Nazi Germany's Crimean Downfall

Things did not go well for Hitler's armies.

One Soviet officer, interrogating a German officer who had been captured during the fighting, made this observation: “We were in no hurry to take the Crimea. After all, it was our biggest POW cage. The Germans were virtually prisoners on the peninsula since November 1943. They guarded themselves. They supplied themselves. They went on leave and even returned by their own account.”

Originally Published May 26, 2019.

This article originally appeared on the Warfare History Network.

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