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Fifth Army in March 1918

Walter Shaw Sparrow

Fifth Army in March 1918

by Walter Shaw Sparrow

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Published by Bodley Head in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby W. Shaw Sparrow ; with an introduction by Sir Hubert Gough.
The Physical Object
Paginationliv, 333p. :
Number of Pages333
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18770899M

The Fifth Army of the Ottoman Empire or Turkish Fifth Army was formed on Ma and dissolved on Novem It was assigned the responsibility of defending the Dardanelles straits in World War original commander of the army was the German military advisor to the Ottoman Empire, General Otto Liman von command passed to Vehip Pasha who became . History World War II. The United States Fifth Army was one of the principal formations of the U.S. Army in the Mediterranean during World War II, and was the first American field army ever to be activated outside of the United States. It was officially activated on 5 January at Oujda, French Morocco and made responsible for the defence of Algeria and Morocco.

Seriously damaged by the great German assault in late March , it was renamed Fourth Army on 2 April , and its HQ became HQ Reserve Army once again. Gough was sacked from his post. It was restored as HQ Fifth Army on 23 May under the command of Sir William Birdwood. Following the German 5th Army's victory in the Battle of the Ardennes it moved to Verdun, where it would remain until In February the Crown Prince's 5th Army would launch Operation Gericht, the German offensive that began the Battle of Verdun, one of the bloodiest and longest battles in history.

vindicate Ludendorff’s ambitious strategy. Launched on 21 March , the offensive crashed through the thinly held defensive lines of General Sir Hubert Gough’s British Fifth Army, which lay at the juncture of the British and French armies, and seized over 3, square kilometers of .   But as you two will know that fighting along side them was the British III Corps - one of the four Corps of the much criticised Fifth Army during the March retreat. It contained the 12th, 18th, 47th, 58th & US 33 Div's - all the Brit division's having fought in the March & April fighting.


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