5th Army (Russian Empire)

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The Russian Fifth Army was a World War I Russian field army that fought on the Eastern theatre of war.

Action[edit]

The 5th Army saw action at the Battle of Rawa, (3–11 September 1914). Under the command of General Pavel Plehve they advanced into a forty-mile gap in the Austrian line between the Austrian First and Fourth armies. The Austrian chief of staff, General Franz Conrad, ordered a general retreat: the Austrians fell back over one hundred miles and lost 350,000 men. The Germans then moved troops from the Prussian front to stop a potential Austrian collapse.[1]

Deployment[edit]

Rank Commander Period(S)
General of Cavalry Pavel Plehve 19.07.1914 - 14.01.1915; 8.06.1915 - 6.12.1915;
General of Infantry Aleksey Czurin 14.01.1915 - 8.06.1915
General of Infantry Vladislav Klembovsky 6.12.1915 - 30.01.1916
General of Infantry Aleksey Kuropatkin 30.01.1916 - 6.02.1916
General of Cavalry Vasily Gurko 21.02.1916 - 4.08.1916
General of Infantry Władimir Slusarienko acting temporarily in August 1916
General of Cavalry Abram Dragomirov 14.08.1916 - 27.04.1917
General of Infantry Yuri Danilov 29.04.1917 - 9.09.1917
Lieutenant General Vasily Boldyriev 09.09.1917 - 13.11.1917

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