5th Army (Austria-Hungary)

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The Austro-Hungarian Fifth Army was an Austro-Hungarian field army that fought during World War I.


The Fifth Army was formed in 1914 as part of Austro-Hungarian mobilization following its declaration of war on Serbia and Russia. The Fifth Army was put under the command of Gen. Liborius Ritter von Frank. Between August and December 1914, it fought in the Serbian Campaign and suffered such enormous casualties that it was disbanded on 27 December 1914.
It participated in the

The Fifth Army was reestablished in May 1915 on the Italian Front, where it remained active until the end of the War.
On 24 May 1917, it was renamed the Isonzo Army.
On 23 August 1917, the Isonzo Army was upgraded to Army Group Boroević (Heeresgruppe "Boroević") which was composed of 2 armies:

In January 1918 the Army Group was composed of

It participated in the



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