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.


World War I[edit]

Commanders[edit]

Fought in the Second Battle of the Aisne
  • 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]

Commanders[edit]

See also[edit]

List of French armies in WWI