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Army Group A was the name of a number of German Army Groups during World War II.

Western Front, 1940[edit | edit source]

During the German invasion of the Low Countries and France Army Group A was under the command of General Gerd von Rundstedt, and was responsible for the break-out through the Ardennes. It was composed of 45½ divisions, including the 7 panzer divisions of Panzer Group Kleist.

Eastern Front, 1942[edit | edit source]

In 1942, Army Group South was in southern Russia on the Eastern Front. For Case Blue (Fall Blau), the summer offensive of the German Armed Forces (Wehrmacht), Army Group South was split into Army Group A and Army Group B. Army Group A was ordered south to capture the oil fields in the Caucasus.

Army Group A included the following armies:

Eastern Front, 1945[edit | edit source]

On the 25 January 1945 Hitler renamed three army groups. Army Group North became Army Group Courland; Army Group Centre became Army Group North and Army Group A became Army Group Centre.

Commanders[edit | edit source]

Info comes from the German Wikipedia:[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heeresgruppe_A
  2. Adolf Hitler personally commanded Army Group A from September to November 1942

See also[edit | edit source]


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