10th Army (German Empire)

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10. Armee
10th Army
Stab eines Armeeoberkommandos.svg
Flag of the Staff of an Armee Oberkommando (1871–1918)
Active 26 January 1915 – 6 January 1919
Country  German Empire
Type Army
Engagements

World War I

The 10th Army (German: 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]

During World War I the 10th Army was stationed on the Eastern Front where it fought against Russia, it also took part in the occupation of Poland and Belorussia at the end of 1918 when the war ended.

Published the newspaper "Zeitung der 10. Armee" ("Newspaper of 10 Army").[2]

Commanders[edit]

The 10th Army had the following commanders:[3]

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]

  • 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.[4]
  • 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]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.