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The Fifth Army (French: Ve Armée) was a famous fighting force that participated in World War I. Under its enthusiastic and offensive-minded commander, Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, it led the decisive attacks which resulted in the spectacular victory at the First Battle of the Marne in 1914.


World War IEdit

CommandersEdit

Fought in the Second Battle of the Aisne
  • General Micheler (22 May 1917 - 10 June 1918)
  • General Buat (10 June 1918 - 5 July 1918)
  • General Berthelot (5 July 1918 - 7 October 1918)
  • General Guillaumat (7 October 1918 - Armistice)

World War IIEdit

CommandersEdit

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