8th Army (Wehrmacht)

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For the equivalent formation in World War I, see 8th Army (German Empire).
8. Armee
8th Army
Active 1939; 1943-1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Type Army
Engagements World War II

The 8th Army (German: 8. Armee Oberkommando) was a World War II field army.

Combat Chronicle[edit]

The 8th Army was activated on August 1, 1939 with General Johannes Blaskowitz in command. First seeing service in Poland participated in heavy fights during Battle of Bzura, the army was later reorganised into the 2nd Army for the invasion of France, before later being reactivated as being part of the Ostfront in Russia. The army was involved in the defence of Hungary and Austria before finally surrendering.

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