6th Army (Wehrmacht)

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German 6th Army
Armee-Oberkommando 6
6th Army Logo.svg
Active10 October 1939 – 3 February 1943
5 March 1943 – 6 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
TypeField army
Size285,000[1]
246,000 (18 December 1942)[2]
EngagementsWorld War II
Battle of Belgium
Battle of Gembloux (1940)
Fall of France
Battle of Uman
Battle of Kiev (1941)
First Battle of Kharkov
Second Battle of Kharkov
Battle of Stalingrad
Battle of Romania
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Walther von Reichenau
Friedrich Paulus
Maximilian Fretter-Pico

The 6th Army was a German army unit during World War II. It was well known for earning a lot of awards before it's defeat by the Soviets at the Battle of Stalingrad in the winter of 1942-1943. It had also been known for the mass killings of many Jews.

References[change | change source]

  1. Shirer 1960, p. 838.
  2. Ziemke 2002, p. 69.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Adam, Wilhelm; Ruhle, Otto (2015). With Paulus at Stalingrad. Translated by Tony Le Tissier. United Kingdom: Pen and Sword Books Ltd. ISBN 9781473833869.
  • Margry, Karel (2001). The Four Battles for Kharkov. London, England: Battle of Britain International.
  • Shirer, William L. (1960). The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. United States: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-72868-7.
  • Ziemke, Earl F.; Bauer, Magna E. (1987). Moscow to Stalingrad: Decision in the East. Washington D.C.: Center of Military History, US Army. ISBN 9780160019425.
  • Ziemke, Earl F. (2002). Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East. Washington D.C.: Center of Military History, US Army. ISBN 9781780392875.