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10. Armee
10th Army
Stab eines Armeeoberkommandos.svg
Flag of the Staff of an Armee Oberkommando (1871–1918)
Active 29 January 1915 - 6 January 1919
Country  German Empire
Type Army
Engagements

World War I

The 10th Army (German language: 10. Armee / Armeeoberkommando 10 / A.O.K. 10) was an army level command of the German Army in World War I formed in January 1915 in Cologne. It served exclusively on the Eastern Front. It was dissolved on 6 January 1919.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

During World War I the 10th army was stationed at the Eastern Front against Russia, and occupied Poland and Belorussia at the end of 1918 when the war ended.

Commanders[edit | edit source]

The 10th Army had the following commanders:[2]

10th Army
From Commander Previously Subsequently
26 January 1915 Generaloberst Hermann von Eichhorn VII Army Inspectorate
(VII. Armee-Inspektion)
Heeresgruppe Eichhorn
concurrently from 30 July 1916
18 December 1917 Generalfeldmarschall Hermann von Eichhorn
5 March 1918 General der Infanterie Erich von Falkenhayn Heeresgruppe F Retired

Glossary[edit | edit source]

  • Armee-Abteilung or Army Detachment in the sense of "something detached from an Army". It is not under the command of an Army so is in itself a small Army.[3]
  • Armee-Gruppe or Army Group in the sense of a group within an Army and under its command, generally formed as a temporary measure for a specific task.
  • Heeresgruppe or Army Group in the sense of a number of armies under a single commander.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cron 2002, p. 81
  2. Cron 2002, p. 397
  3. Cron 2002, p. 84

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Cron, Hermann (2002). Imperial German Army 1914-18: Organisation, Structure, Orders-of-Battle [first published: 1937]. Helion & Co. ISBN 1-874622-70-1. 
  • Ellis, John; Cox, Michael (1993). The World War I Databook. Aurum Press Ltd. ISBN 1-85410-766-6. 


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