German Order Of Battle For Operation Fall Weiss
This article details the order of battle of German army units invading Poland in 1939.
The German forces for the invasion of Poland with the codename Fall Weiss (English - Case White) were divided into Army Group North (consisting of the German 3rd and 4th armies) and Army Group South (consisting of the German 8th, 10th, and 14th armies, and the Slovakian Army Group Bernolak).
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