213rd Division (German Empire) - 213. Division (Deutsches Kaiserreich)

213. Division

active September 8, 1916 to January 12, 1919
State German EmpireThe German Imperium German Empire
Armed forces Prussian Army
Type Infanteriedivision
structure See: Outline
First World War Western Front
Battle of the Somme
Aisne and Champagne double battle
Commanders
Please refer: List of commanders

The 213th Division was a major unit of the Prussian army in the First World War .

structure

Division of War of August 17, 1918

story

The division was formed on September 8, 1916 on the Western Front and deployed here until the end of the war. Then she marched back home, where she was demobilized and finally dissolved.

Battle calendar

1916

1917

  • until January 6th - fighting on the Aisne
  • 0 January 6 to 24 - 7th Army Reserve
  • January 24th to March 21st - fighting on the Aisne
  • March 21 to April 18 - 7th Army
  • May 19-27 - Aisne and Champagne double battle
  • May 28th to June 26th - Trench warfare near Reims
  • June 26th to August 28th - trench warfare near Verdun
  • from August 28th - trench warfare near Reims

1918

  • until September 25th - trench warfare near Reims
  • September 26th to October 9th - defensive battle in Champagne and on the Meuse
  • October 10-12 - Fighting on the Hunding and Brunhild fronts
  • October 13-17 - fighting on the Aisne and Aire
  • October 18-23 - fights near Attigny and Rilly-aux-Oies
  • October 24th to 31st - fighting on the Aisne and Aire
  • 0 November 1st to 4th - Fights between Aisne and Meuse
  • 0 November 5th to 11th - fighting in retreat in front of the Antwerp - Meuse position
  • from November 12th - evacuation of the occupied territory and march home

Commanders

Rank Name Date [1]
Major general Robert von Bernuth 0 September 6, 1916 to January 3, 1918
Lieutenant General Thilo von Hanstein 0 January 4 to March 16, 1918
Major general Hans von Hammerstein-Gesmold March 17, 1918 to January 12, 1919

literature

  • Hall of Fame of our Old Army. Published on the basis of official material from the Reichsarchiv , Militär-Verlag, Berlin 1927, pp. 75, 167.
  • Histories of Two Hundred and Fifty-One Divisions of the German Army Which Participated in the War (1914–1918). United States War Office as War Department Dokument Nr. 905, Office of the Adjutant, 1920, S. 676–678.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Dermot Bradley (Ed.), Günter Wegner: Occupation of the German Army 1815-1939. Volume 1: The higher command posts 1815-1939. Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1990, ISBN 3-7648-1780-1 , p. 155.