5th Army (Wehrmacht)

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For the equivalent formation in World War I, see 5th Army (German Empire).
5. Armee
5th Army
Active 1939
Country  Nazi Germany
Type Army
Engagements World War II

The 5th Army (German: 5. Armee) was a field army of the Wehrmacht during World War II.

History[edit]

The 5th Army was activated on August 25, 1939 with General Curt Liebmann in command. It acted in defence of the Siegfried Line (German: Siegfriedstellung) in the west before seeing operations in Poland. It acted as an occupied security force before disbanding on the Polish surrender.

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