Ardennes counteroffensive

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Noun1.Ardennes counteroffensive - a battle during World War II; in December 1944 von Rundstedt launched a powerful counteroffensive in the forest at Ardennes and caught the Allies by surprise
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Ardennes - a wooded plateau in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France; the site of intense fighting in World War I and World War II
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By December of that year, the Ardennes Counteroffensive (also known as the Battle of the Bulge) was underway on the Western Front.
After all, he believes, the Germans had little to fight with after Hitler's Ardennes counteroffensive in December 1945-January 1945 had been defeated.
When the Germans launched their Ardennes counteroffensive, it was American armor that relieved the besieged defenders of Bastogne, Belgium.