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Battle of Hartmannswillerkopf

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The Battle of Hartmannswillerkopf or Hartmannsweilerkopf (bataille du Vieil-Armand) was a series of engagements during the First World War fought for the control of the Hartmannswillerkopf peak in Alsace in 1914 and 1915. [1]

38 relations: Alsace, Altkirch, Armee-Abteilung B, Army group, Battle of Mulhouse, Belfort, Cernay, Haut-Rhin, Chasseurs Alpins, Col de la Schlucht, Colmar, Dannemarie, Haut-Rhin, Erich von Falkenhayn, French Army of Alsace (WWI), French Third Republic, Gérardmer, General of the Infantry (Germany), Generaloberst, Hans Gaede, Hartmannswillerkopf, Haut-Rhin, Ill (France), Imperial Railways in Alsace-Lorraine, Josias von Heeringen, Louis de Maud'huy, Louis Filloux, Mulhouse, Oberelsaß, Paul Pau, Rhine, Seventh Army (France), Strasbourg, Sundgau, Thann, Haut-Rhin, Vosges, Western Front (World War I), World War I, XIV Corps (German Empire), 7th Army (German Empire).

Alsace

Alsace (Alsatian: ’s Elsass; German: Elsass; Alsatia) is a cultural and historical region in eastern France, on the west bank of the upper Rhine next to Germany and Switzerland.

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Altkirch

Altkirch is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

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Armee-Abteilung B

Armee-Abteilung Gaede / Armee-Abteilung B (Army Detachment B) was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It served on the Western Front throughout its existence and formed the extreme left wing (up against the Swiss Border).

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Army group

An army group is a military organization consisting of several field armies, which is self-sufficient for indefinite periods.

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Battle of Mulhouse

The Battle of Mulhouse (Mülhausen), also called the Battle of Alsace (Bataille d'Alsace), which began on 7 August 1914, was the opening attack of World War I by the French Army against Germany.

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Belfort

Belfort is a city in northeastern France in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté région, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg.

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Cernay, Haut-Rhin

Cernay is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

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Chasseurs Alpins

The Chasseurs alpins (Hunters) are the elite mountain infantry of the French Army.

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Col de la Schlucht

The Col de la Schlucht (elevation) is a mountain pass in the Vosges Mountains of France.

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Colmar

Colmar (Alsatian: Colmer; German during 1871–1918 and 1940–1945: Kolmar) is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France.

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Dannemarie, Haut-Rhin

Dannemarie is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

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Erich von Falkenhayn

General Erich Georg Anton von Falkenhayn (11 September 1861 – 8 April 1922) was the Chief of the German General Staff during the First World War from September 1914 until 29 August 1916.

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French Army of Alsace (WWI)

The Army of Alsace was a World War I French field army that operated from 11–28 August 1914.

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French Third Republic

The French Third Republic (La Troisième République, sometimes written as La IIIe République) was the system of government adopted in France from 1870 when the Second French Empire collapsed during the Franco-Prussian War until 1940 when France's defeat by Nazi Germany in World War II led to the formation of the Vichy government in France.

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Gérardmer

Gérardmer (or archaic Geroldsee) is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France.

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General of the Infantry (Germany)

General of the Infantry (General der Infanterie; short: General d. Inf.) is a former rank of German Ground forces (de: Heer).

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Generaloberst

Generaloberst, in English Colonel General, was, in Germany and Austria-Hungary—the German Reichswehr and Wehrmacht, the Austro-Hungarian Common Army, and the East German National People's Army, as well as the respective police services—the second highest general officer rank, ranking above full general but below general field marshal.

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Hans Gaede

Hans Emil Alexander Gaede (19 February 1852 in Kolberg – 16 September 1916 in Freiburg im Breisgau) was a Prussian officer, and later General of Infantry during World War I. He commanded Armee-Abteilung Gaede from the start of the War until his death.

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Hartmannswillerkopf

Hartmannswillerkopf, also known as the Vieil Armand (French) or Hartmannsweiler Kopf (German; English: Hartmansweiler Head) is a pyramidal rocky spur in the Vosges mountains of the Grand Est region, France.

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Haut-Rhin

Haut-Rhin (Alsatian: Owerelsàss) is a department in the Grand Est region of France, named after the river Rhine.

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Ill (France)

The Ill is a river in Alsace, in north-eastern France.

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Imperial Railways in Alsace-Lorraine

The Kaiserliche Generaldirektion der Eisenbahnen in Elsaß-Lothringen or EL (English: General Directorate of the Imperial Railways in Alsace-Lorraine) were the first railways owned by the German Empire.

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Josias von Heeringen

Josias von Heeringen (9 March 1850 – 9 October 1926) was a German general of the imperial era who saw service in the First World War.

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Louis de Maud'huy

Louis Ernest de Maud'huy (1857–1921) was a French World War I General and the first Chief Scout of Scouts de France.

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Louis Filloux

Louis J. F. Filloux (1869-1957) was a French artillery officer.

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Mulhouse

Mulhouse (Alsatian: Milhüsa or Milhüse,;; i.e. mill house) is a city and commune in eastern France, close to the Swiss and German borders.

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Oberelsaß

Oberelsaß (or Upper Alsace) was the southern part of the historical region Alsace or Elsass, inhabited originally by locals speaking Alemannic German.

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Paul Pau

Paul Marie Cesar Gerald Pau, (November 29, 1848, Montélimar - January 2, 1932) was a French soldier and general who served in the Franco-Prussian War and in World War I. He took part in the Franco-Prussian War, suffering the loss of his lower right arm.

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Rhine

--> The Rhine (Rhenus, Rein, Rhein, le Rhin,, Italiano: Reno, Rijn) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the North Sea.

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Seventh Army (France)

The Seventh Army (VIIe Armée) was a field army of the French Army during World War I and World War II.

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg (Alsatian: Strossburi; Straßburg) is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France and is the official seat of the European Parliament.

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Sundgau

Sundgau is a geographical territory in the southern Alsace region (Haut Rhin and Belfort), on the eastern edge of France.

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Thann, Haut-Rhin

Thann (Alsatian: Dànn,, Thann) is a commune in the northeastern French department of Haut-Rhin, in Grand Est.

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Vosges

The Vosges (or; Vogesen), also called the Vosges Mountains, are a range of low mountains in eastern France, near its border with Germany.

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Western Front (World War I)

The Western Front was the main theatre of war during the First World War.

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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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XIV Corps (German Empire)

The XIV Army Corps / XIV AK (XIV.) was a corps level command of the German Army before and during World War I. It was, effectively, also the army of the Grand Duchy of Baden, which, in 1871, had been integrated into the Prussian Army command structure, as had the armies of most German states.

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7th Army (German Empire)

The 7th Army (7.) was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It was formed on mobilization in August 1914 from the II Army Inspection.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hartmannswillerkopf

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