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'''Armee-Abteilung Woyrsch''' (Army Detachment "Woyrsch") was an [[Field army|army]] level command of the [[German Empire|German]] [[German Army (German Empire)|Army]] in [[World War I]]. It served on the [[Eastern Front (World War I)|Eastern Front]] throughout its existence.
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'''Armee-Abteilung Woyrsch''' (Army Detachment "Woyrsch") was an [[Field army|army]] level command of the [[German Empire|German]] [[German Army (German Empire)|Army]] in [[World War I]]. It served on the [[Eastern Front (World War I)|Eastern Front]] throughout its existence.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
Armee-Abteilung Woyrsch was formed on 3 November 1914 under the command of [[Generaloberst]] [[Remus von Woyrsch]]. It was dissolved on 15 December 1917.<ref>{{harvnb|Cron|2002|p=400}}</ref>
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Armee-Abteilung Woyrsch was formed on 3 November 1914 under the command of [[Generaloberst]] [[Remus von Woyrsch]]. It was dissolved on 15 December 1917.<ref>{{harvnb|Cron|2002|p=400}}</ref>
   
 
==Commanders==
 
==Commanders==
''Armee-Abteilung'' Woyrsch was commanded throughout it existence by [[Generaloberst]] (later [[Generalfeldmarschall]]) [[Remus von Woyrsch]].<ref>{{harvnb|Cron|2002|p=400}}</ref> Woyrsch was the commander of the [[Landwehr Corps|''Landwehr'' Corps]], an appointment he retained concurrently until 20 September 1916. A deputy, [[Generalleutnant]] [[Götz von König|Götz Freiherr von König]],<ref>[http://home.comcast.net/~jcviser/aka/koenig.htm The Prussian Machine] Accessed: 13 April 2012</ref> took command of ''Landwehr'' Corps on 3 December 1914. On 29 August 1916, Woyrsch also took over command of [[Heeresgruppe Leopold|''Heeresgruppe'' Leopold]] from [[Generalfeldmarschall]] [[Prince Leopold of Bavaria]] and the command was renamed [[Heeresgruppe Woyrsch|''Heeresgruppe'' Woyrsch]].<ref>{{harvnb|Cron|2002|p=391}}</ref><ref>Woyrsch was, for a brief period, simultaneously commanding a Corps, ''Armee-Abteilung'' and ''Heeresgruppe''.</ref>
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''Armee-Abteilung'' Woyrsch was commanded throughout it existence by [[Generaloberst]] (later [[Generalfeldmarschall]]) [[Remus von Woyrsch]].<ref>{{harvnb|Cron|2002|p=400}}</ref> Woyrsch was the commander of the [[Landwehr Corps|''Landwehr'' Corps]], an appointment he retained concurrently until 20 September 1916. A deputy, [[Generalleutnant]] [[Götz von König|Götz Freiherr von König]],<ref>[http://home.comcast.net/~jcviser/aka/koenig.htm The Prussian Machine] Accessed: 13 April 2012</ref> took command of ''Landwehr'' Corps on 3 December 1914. On 29 August 1916, Woyrsch also took over command of [[Heeresgruppe Leopold|''Heeresgruppe'' Leopold]] from [[Generalfeldmarschall]] [[Prince Leopold of Bavaria]] and the command was renamed [[Heeresgruppe Woyrsch|''Heeresgruppe'' Woyrsch]].<ref>{{harvnb|Cron|2002|p=391}}</ref><ref>Woyrsch was, for a brief period, simultaneously commanding a Corps, ''Armee-Abteilung'' and ''Heeresgruppe''.</ref>
   
 
==Glossary==
 
==Glossary==
*''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.<ref>{{harvnb|Cron|2002|p=84}}</ref>
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*''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.<ref>{{harvnb|Cron|2002|p=84}}</ref>
 
*''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.
 
*''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.
 
*''Heeresgruppe'' or [[Army Group]] in the sense of a number of armies under a single commander.
   
==See also==
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== See also ==
 
*[[Landwehr Corps]]
 
*[[Landwehr Corps]]
   
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{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
   
==Bibliography==
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== Bibliography ==
 
* {{cite book
 
* {{cite book
 
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