Army Detachment "Woyrsch"
Flag of the Staff of an Armee Oberkommando (1871–1918)
|Active||3 November 1914 - 15 December 1917|
|Engagements||World War I|
History[edit | edit source]
Commanders[edit | edit source]
Armee-Abteilung Woyrsch was commanded throughout it existence by Generaloberst (later Generalfeldmarschall) Remus von Woyrsch. Woyrsch was the commander of the Landwehr Corps, an appointment he retained concurrently until 20 September 1916. A deputy, Generalleutnant Götz Freiherr von König, took command of Landwehr Corps on 3 December 1914. On 29 August 1916, Woyrsch also took over command of Heeresgruppe Leopold from Generalfeldmarschall Prince Leopold of Bavaria and the command was renamed Heeresgruppe Woyrsch.
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.
- 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]
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.
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