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.

History[edit]

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.

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References[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.