Operation Brunhild

(German mythological heroine)

This was the German unrealised plan for the evacuation of the Kuban bridgehead in the Caucasus region of the southern USSR by Generaloberst Erwin Jaenecke’s 17th Army (9/12 September 1943).

The undertaking was realised on 12 September as the ‘Krimhilde-Bewegung’.