Gertrude (code name)

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The Gertrude or Gertrud was the code name of the joint invasion plan for Turkey by Nazi Germany and Kingdom of Bulgaria,[1] the idea began forming in the beginning of the summer of 1942. This code name was eventually changed.

The project was abandoned because of the rapid advance of the Red Army in the Caucasus region, and the Allied invasion of Sicily.[2]


  1. ^ The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of World War II - Page 54 by John Keegan, Sydney L. Mayer
  2. ^ Forgotten Legion: Sonderverbande Bergmann in World War II, 1941-1945 by Armin Abramian