Eighth Army (France)

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Eighth Army
Country France
Branch French Army
Size Army
Engagements First World War
Occupation of the Rhineland
Second World War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Victor d'Urbal
Marcel Garchery

The Eighth Army (French: VIIIe Armée) was a Field army of the French Army during World War I and World War II.

During World War I, there were two different 8th Armies. The first was the former Détachement d'armée de Belgique (Army Detachment in Belgium) which existed between 16 november 1914 and 4 april 1915. The second was the former Détachement d'armée de Lorraine (Army Detachment of Lorraine) which existed between 2 January 1917 and 11 november 1918.

After the armistice at the end of World War I, it was part of the occupation of the Rhineland. On 21 October 1919 it was combined with the Tenth Army to form the French Army of the Rhine.

Commanders[edit]

World War I[edit]

  • General Victor d'Urbal (20 October 1914 – 2 April 1915)
  • General Putz (2 April 1915 – 22 May 1915) (Army Detachment in Belgium)
  • General Humbert (9 March 1915 – 24 July 1915) (Army Detachment of Lorraine)
  • General Gérard (24 July 1915 – 5 November 1915) (Army Detachment of Lorraine)
  • General Deprez (5 November 1915 – 31 December 1916) (Army Detachment of Lorraine)
  • General Gérard (31 December 1916 – 21 October 1919)

World War II[edit]

See also[edit]

List of French armies in WWI