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The German Ninth Army (German: 9.Armee Oberkommando) was a World War II field army. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


The Ninth Army was activated on May 15, 1940 with General Johannes Blaskowitz in command. First seeing service along the Siegfried Line, the army was involved in the invasion of France, before being part of Operation Barbarossa in Russia. The army was involved in the defence of Warsaw and the Battle of Halbe before finally surrending south of Berlin. May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Johannes Blaskowitz (July 10, 1883 - February 5, 1948) was a German general during World War II. During the Polish September Campaign he commanded the German 8th Army. ... Bunker on the Siegfried line The original Siegfried line was a line of defensive forts and tank defences built by Germany along their border with France in 1916-1917 during World War I. However, in English, Siegfried line more commonly refers to the similar World War II defensive line, built... Original German plan Operation Barbarossa (Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the German codename for Nazi Germanys invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II, which commenced on June 22, 1941. ... Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa, see also other names, in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... Battle of Halbe Conflict World War II Date April, 1945 Place Halbe, Germany Result Soviet victory The Battle of Halbe occurred during the last days of April 1945 in the Spree Forest near the village of Halbe, south-east of Berlin. ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ...


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