Army Group A
Army Group A was the name of a number of German Army Groups during
World War II.
Western Front, 1940
During the German invasion of the
Low Countriesand FranceArmy 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 45 1/2 divisions, including the 7 panzer division of Panzer Group Kleist.
Eastern Front, 1942
1942, Army Group Southwas 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.
Eastern Front, 1945
25 January 1945Hitler renamed three army groups. Army Group North became Army Group Courland; Army Group Centrebecame Army Group North and Army Group A became Army Group Centre.
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