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XVII Reserve Corps
XVII. Reserve-Korps
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Active October 1914 - 17 September 1917
Country  German Empire
Type Corps
Engagements World War I

The XVII Reserve Corps / XVII RK (German language: XVII. Reserve-Korps) was a corps level command of the German Army in World War I.


The Corps was formed in October 1914 as the temporary Corps Zastrow[1] named for its commander General der Infanterie Ernst von Zastrow,[2] military governor of Graudenz. On 21 July 1915 it was established as XVII Reserve Corps. The Corps was dissolved on 17 September 1917.[3]


Corps Zastrow / XVII Reserve Corps had the following commanders during its existence:[4][5]

From Rank Name
12 September 1914 General der Infanterie Ernst von Zastrow
25 September 1915 Generalleutnant Karl Suren
3 September 1916 General der Infanterie Reinhard Freiherr von Scheffer-Boyadel

See also


  1. Cron 2002, p. 88
  2. The Prussian Machine Accessed: 23 March 2012
  3. Cron 2002, p. 89
  4. "German War History". Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  5. "Armee-Reserve-Korps". The Prussian Machine. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 


  • 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. 
  • Histories of Two Hundred and Fifty-One Divisions of the German Army which Participated in the War (1914-1918), compiled from records of Intelligence section of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, at General Headquarters, Chaumont, France 1919. The London Stamp Exchange Ltd (1989). 1920. ISBN 0-948130-87-3. 
  • The German Forces in the Field; 7th Revision, 11th November 1918; Compiled by the General Staff, War Office. Imperial War Museum, London and The Battery Press, Inc (1995). 1918. ISBN 1-870423-95-X. 

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