To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Languages
Recent
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

3rd Guards Infantry Division (German Empire)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3rd Guards Infantry Division (3. Garde-Infanterie-Division)
Active1914-1919
CountryPrussia/Germany
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry
SizeApprox. 15,000
EngagementsWorld War I:
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Karl Litzmann (1914)

The 3rd Guards Infantry Division (3. Garde-Infanterie-Division) was a unit of the German Army, in World War I. The division was formed on the mobilization of the German Army in August 1914[1] as part of the Guards Reserve Corps. The division was disbanded in 1919, during the demobilization of the German Army after World War I. It was a division of the Prussian Guards and was thus raised and recruited throughout the Kingdom of Prussia from the elite of recruits.

Combat chronicle

The 3rd Guards Infantry Division began the war on the Western Front, participating in the capture of Namur. It was transferred to the Eastern Front in September 1914, and saw action on arrival in the First Battle of the Masurian Lakes. It then fought in the Battle of Łódź. It continued fighting in the Carpathians and Galicia and then participated in the Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive. The division returned to the Western Front in April 1916 and entered the trenches in the Champagne region. In July 1916, it fought in the Battle of the Somme. At the beginning of September 1916, the division was again sent to the Eastern Front, returning in November. In 1917, it participated in the Battle of Arras and the Battle of Passchendaele. It then fought against the Allied tank attack in November 1917 in the Battle of Cambrai. In 1918, it fought in the German spring offensive. During the subsequent Allied offensives and counteroffensives, the division faced the French and Americans at Aisne-Marne and in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. The division was rated as one of the best German divisions by Allied intelligence.[2][3]

Order of battle on mobilization

The order of battle of the 3rd Guards Infantry Division on mobilization was as follows:[4]

Order of battle on July 1, 1916

The 3rd Guards Infantry Division was triangularized in May 1915. The order of battle on July 1, 1916, was as follows:[2]

  • 6th Guards Infantry Brigade
    • Guard Fusilier Regiment
    • Lehr Infantry Regiment
    • 9th Colberg (Graf Gneisenau) (2nd Pomeranian) Grenadier Regiment
  • Guards Reserve Uhlan Regiment
  • 5th Guard Field Artillery Regiment
  • II Battalion/6th Reserve Foot Artillery
  • 1st Company/28th (2nd Brandenburg) Pioneer-Battalion
  • Pioneer-Company No. 274
  • Guards Minenwerfer Company No. 3

Order of battle on March 20, 1918

The 3rd Guards Infantry Division's order of battle on March 20, 1918, was as follows:[5]

  • 6th Guards Infantry Brigade
    • Guard Fusilier Regiment
    • Lehr Infantry Regiment
    • 9th Colberg (Graf Gneisenau) (2nd Pomeranian) Grenadier Regiment
    • Maschinengewehr-Scharfschützen-Abteilung Nr. 2
  • 1.Eskadron/2.Garde-Dragoner-Regiment Kaiserin Alexandra von Rußland
  • 3rd Guard Artillery Command
    • 5th Guard Field Artillery Regiment
    • 1st Battalion, 2nd Guard Foot Artillery Regiment
  • Staff, 104th Pioneer Battalion
    • 1st Company, 28th (2nd Brandenburg) Pioneer Battalion
    • 274th Pioneer Company
    • 3rd Guard Minenwerfer Company
  • 3rd Guards Division Signal command

References

  • 3. Garde-Infanterie-Division (Chronik 1914/1918) - Der erste Weltkrieg
  • Hermann Cron et al., Ruhmeshalle unserer alten Armee (Berlin, 1935)
  • Hermann Cron, Geschichte des deutschen Heeres im Weltkriege 1914-1918 (Berlin, 1937)
  • Günter Wegner, Stellenbesetzung der deutschen Heere 1815-1939. (Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück, 1993), Bd. 1
  • Histories of Two Hundred and Fifty-One Divisions of the German Army which Participated in the War (1914-1918), compiled from records of Intelligence section of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, at General Headquarters, Chaumont, France 1919 (1920)
Notes
  1. ^ 3. Garde-Infanterie-Division (Chronik 1914/1919)
  2. ^ a b 3. Garde-Infanterie-Division (Chronik 1914/1918) - Der erste Weltkrieg
  3. ^ Histories of Two Hundred and Fifty-One Divisions of the German Army which Participated in the War (1914-1918), compiled from records of Intelligence section of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, at General Headquarters, Chaumont, France 1919 (1920), pp. 72-75.
  4. ^ Hermann Cron et al., Ruhmeshalle unserer alten Armee (Berlin, 1935).
  5. ^ Cron et al., Ruhmeshalle.
This page was last edited on 29 April 2021, at 16:58
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.