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Sixth Army (France)

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Founded  1939
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The Sixth Army (French: 6eme Armée) was a Field army of the French Army during World War I and World War II.

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World War I

The Sixth Army was formed 26 August 1914, composed of troops from various disparate French armies: two active army corps, the (4th and 7th respectively detached from the Third Army and First Army, the 5th and 6th groups of reserve divisions, the 45th and 37th Infantry Divisions, a native brigade and a cavalry corps.

France would end up contributing three corps to the opening attack of the Battle of the Somme (the 20th Army Corps, I Colonial and 35th Corps of the Sixth Army).

World War I

  • General Michel-Joseph Maunoury (26 August 1914 – 13 March 1915)
  • General Pierre Joseph Dubois (13 March 1915 – 26 February 1916)
  • General Émile Fayolle (26 February – 19 December 1916)
  • General Charles Mangin (19 December 1916 – 4 May 1917)
  • General Paul Maistre (4 May – 11 December 1917)
  • General Denis Auguste Duchêne (11 December 1917 – 10 June 1918)
  • General Jean Degoutte (10 June – 18 November 1918)
  • World War II

  • General René Olry (16 October 1939 – 13 February 1940)
  • General Robert Touchon (13 February – 1 July 1940)
  • References

    Sixth Army (France) Wikipedia


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