5th Army (Wehrmacht)

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5. Armee
5th Army
Active 1939
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Field army
Engagements World War II

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


The 5th Army was activated on 25 August 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.


See also[edit]


  • Tessin, Georg (1965). Die Landstreitkräfte 1—5. Die Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939—1945. Frankfurt/Main: E.S. Mittler. p. 281.