Army Group H

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Army Group H
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Army Group H in April 1945
Active 11 November 1944 – 4 May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch German Army (Wehrmacht)
Type Army Group
Engagements World War II
Johannes Blaskowitz
Ernst Busch
Kurt Student

Army Group H (Heeresgruppe H) was a German army group in the Netherlands and in Nordrhein-Westfalen during World War II.

Army Group H (for Holland) was activated on 11 November 1944 in the Netherlands. It contained the 1st Parachute Army and the 15th Army (in January 1945 replaced by the 25th Army). It garrisoned the Netherlands with twelve divisions. In March 1945 the army group became Heeresgruppe Nordwest under Ernst Busch the "Oberbefehlshaber Nordwest" (OB Nordwest, the Northwest High Command). After being pushed from the Rhine by Operation Varsity, on 4 May 1945 OB Nordwest capitulated on the Lüneburger Heide to Field Marshal Montgomery.

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