XX Corps (German Empire)
The XX Army Corps was a unit of the German
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 that was stationed in Allenstein
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). At the beginning of World War I
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, the corps was transferred to the Eastern Front
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In 1914, the component units of the division were:
  • 37th Division
    37th Division (German Empire)
    The 37th Division was a unit of the Prussian/German Army. It was formed between March 25 and April 1, 1899 in Allenstein . The division was initially subordinated in peacetime to the I Army Corps . In 1912, it was transferred to the newly formed XX Army Corps...

  • 41st Division
    41st Division (German Empire)
    The 41st Division was a unit of the Prussian/German Army. It was established on October 1, 1912 in Deutsch Eylau . The division was subordinated in peacetime to the XX Army Corps . The division was disbanded in 1919 during the demobilization of the German Army after World War I...

  • 1st Light Infantry Battalion Graf York von Wartenburg
  • 1st Machine-gun Detachment
  • 5th Machine-gun Detachment
  • Pioneer Command (XX Corps)
    • 23rd Pioneer Battalion (2nd West Prussian)
    • 26th Pioneer Battalion
  • 20th Training Battalion
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