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Army Corps Districts
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Army Corps Districts

When they mobilized, the twenty-five active army corps each left a deputy commanding general behind on the home front. Upon the outbreak of war, the senior deputy commanding general was assigned as the military commandant with full power in his territory (military district), answerable exclusively to the Kaiser. The powers and assigned duties of the deputy commanding general grew considerably in the course of the war. For example, the deputy commanding generals of the XIIIth Ro…

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Army Corps Districts”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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