> Toward the Volga (see above), the Germans advanced.
> Toward Astrakhan, Soviet terminus of the Caspian supply route from Persia (see p. 33), the Germans advanced.
> Toward Grozny's oilfields in the Caucasus, the Germans advanced.
> Toward Novorossiisk, the Red Fleet's last important base on the Black Sea, the Germans advanced.
Thus the Germans in southern Russia approached the objectives of their summer campaign. But they had none of the objectives. They had not destroyed Timoshenko's armies. Only when the summer is run, when the brief Russian fall is whiting into another winter, will the Germans...