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 Countries and France Army 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

In 1942, Army Group South was 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.

Army Group A included the following armies:
* German 1st Tank Army
* German 11th Army
* German 17th Army
* Romanian 4th Army

Eastern Front, 1945

On the 25 January 1945 Hitler renamed three army groups. Army Group North became Army Group Courland; Army Group Centre became Army Group North and Army Group A became Army Group Centre.

See also

* List of World War II military units of Germany


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