5th Army (France)

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

Ve Armée
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Memorial to the 5th Army
Active1914–1918
1939–1940
CountryFrance France
BranchFrench Army
TypeField army
EngagementsFirst World War Second World War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Louis Franchet d'Espèrey

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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