208th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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208. Infanterie-Division
German 208th Infantry Division
208th Infanterie Division Logo.svg
Active 1939 – 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Division
Role Infantry
Engagements World War II

The German 208th Infantry Division, or 208.Infanterie-Division in German, was a large military unit that served during World War II. Like most German infantry divisions, the bulk of its troops were leg-mobile infantry supported by horse-drawn artillery.

The 208th Infantry served in the Invasion of Poland of 1939 as a reserve division of Army Group North and was commanded by General Moritz Andreas. During Fall Gelb it was a reserve division allocated to 18th Army and was mainly active in the occupation of northern Belgium. From January 1942 it fought continuously on the Eastern Front.

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