Posted by www.fireonthevolga.com on 2/26/2011, 9:16:45, in reply to "maikop
The Army Group ”A” was sent south. The doubt Army Group “A” and “B” together could have breached the Caucasus themselves. The German High command would have had to directed more specialized forces like Mountain Infantry Divisions, Light Infantry Divisions and Paratrooper forces (Not in an airborne operation) to break through this range of mountains.
The Western Allies only enter the struggle in mainland Europe once the tide had turned against Germany. In reality as long as German and Russian were killing each other the Western Allies didn’t have to enter the fight. But once the Russian steamroller got moving and there was a good chance of all of Europe would be speaking Russian (All the way to the Atlantic Ocean) then allies got the ball in motion.