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5th Cavalry Division (German Empire)

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The 5th Cavalry Division (5. Kavallerie-Division) was a unit of the German Army in World War I. The division was formed on the mobilization of the German Army in August 1914. [1]

13 relations: Abteilung, German Army (German Empire), German Army order of battle (1914), German cavalry in World War I, German Empire, Guards Cavalry Division (German Empire), I Cavalry Corps (German Empire), TOE, German Cavalry Division, August 1914, V Corps (German Empire), VI Corps (German Empire), World War I, 1st (Silesian) Life Cuirassiers "Great Elector", 3rd Army (German Empire).

Abteilung

Abteilung (abbrv. Abt.) is a German word that is often used for German or Swiss military formations and depending on its usage could mean detachment, department or battalion; it can also refer to a military division.

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German Army (German Empire)

The Imperial German Army (Deutsches Heer) was the name given to the combined land and air forces of the German Empire (excluding the Marine-Fliegerabteilung maritime aviation formations of the Imperial German Navy).

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German Army order of battle (1914)

This is the German Army order of battle on the outbreak of World War I in August 1914.

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German cavalry in World War I

The history of the German Cavalry in World War I is one of an arm in decline.

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German Empire

The German Empire (Deutsches Kaiserreich, officially Deutsches Reich),Herbert Tuttle wrote in September 1881 that the term "Reich" does not literally connote an empire as has been commonly assumed by English-speaking people.

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Guards Cavalry Division (German Empire)

The Guards Cavalry Division (Garde-Kavallerie-Division) was a unit of the German army that was stationed in Berlin.

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I Cavalry Corps (German Empire)

The I Cavalry Corps (Höhere Kavallerie-Kommando 1 / HKK 1 literally: Higher Cavalry Command 1) was a formation of the German Army in World War I. It was formed on the mobilization of the German Army in August 1914 and disbanded in March 1918.

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TOE, German Cavalry Division, August 1914

This is an outline of the table of organization and equipment (TO&E) of the 11 German Cavalry Divisions that were established at the outbreak of World War I. This is the theoretical strength on mobilisation and did not remain constant.

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V Corps (German Empire)

The V Army Corps / V AK (V.) was a corps level command of the Prussian and then the Imperial German Armies from the 19th century to World War I. Originating in 1815 as the General Command for the Grand Duchy of Posen (later called the Province of Posen) with headquarters in Posen.

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VI Corps (German Empire)

The VI Army Corps / VI AK (VI.) was a corps level command of the Prussian and then the Imperial German Armies from the 19th Century to World War I. Originating in 1815 as the General Command for the Province of Silesia with headquarters in Breslau (now Wrocław in Poland).

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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1st (Silesian) Life Cuirassiers "Great Elector"

The 1st (Silesian) Life Cuirassiers were a heavy cavalry regiment of the Royal Prussian Army.

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3rd Army (German Empire)

The 3rd Army (3.) was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It was formed on mobilization in August 1914 seemingly from the II Army Inspectorate.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_Cavalry_Division_(German_Empire)

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