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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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Revision as of 19:07, 13 September 2015

Armee-Abteilung Woyrsch
Army Detachment "Woyrsch"
Stab eines Armeeoberkommandos.svg
Flag of the Staff of an Armee Oberkommando (1871–1918)
Active 3 November 1914 - 15 December 1917
Country  German Empire
Type Army
Engagements World War I

Armee-Abteilung Woyrsch (Army Detachment "Woyrsch") was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It served on the Eastern Front throughout its existence.

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.[1]

Commanders

Armee-Abteilung Woyrsch was commanded throughout it existence by Generaloberst (later Generalfeldmarschall) Remus von Woyrsch.[2] Woyrsch was the commander of the Landwehr Corps, an appointment he retained concurrently until 20 September 1916. A deputy, Generalleutnant Götz Freiherr von König,[3] 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.[4][5]

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.[6]
  • 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

References

  1. Cron 2002, p. 400
  2. Cron 2002, p. 400
  3. The Prussian Machine Accessed: 13 April 2012
  4. Cron 2002, p. 391
  5. Woyrsch was, for a brief period, simultaneously commanding a Corps, Armee-Abteilung and Heeresgruppe.
  6. Cron 2002, p. 84

Bibliography

  • 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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