Fifth Army (France)

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The Fifth Army (French: Ve Armée) was a famous fighting force that participated in World War I. Under its enthusiastic and offensive-minded commander, Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, it led the decisive attacks which resulted in the spectacular victory at the First Battle of the Marne in 1914.

Commanders[edit]

World War I[edit]

  • General Lanrezac (Mobilization - 3 September 1914)
  • General Franchet d'Espérey (3 September 1914 - 31 March 1916)
  • General Mazel (31 March 1916 - 22 May 1917)
  • General Micheler (22 May 1917 - 10 June 1918)
  • General Buat (10 June 1918 - 5 July 1918)
  • General Berthelot (5 July 1918 - 7 October 1918)
  • General Guillaumat (7 October 1918 - Armistice)

World War II[edit]