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A wooded plateau of northern France, southeast Belgium, and northern Luxembourg east and south of the Meuse River. It was the scene of heavy fighting in World War I and World War II, culminating in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and January 1945.


(ɑːˈdɛn; French ardɛn)
1. (Placename) a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Mézières. Pop: 288 806 (2003 est). Area: 5253 sq km (2049 sq miles)
2. (Placename) the Ardennes a wooded plateau in SE Belgium, Luxembourg, and NE France: scene of heavy fighting in both World Wars



Forest of, a wooded plateau region in NE France, SE Belgium, and Luxembourg.
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Noun1.Ardennes - a wooded plateau in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France; the site of intense fighting in World War I and World War II
Ardennes counteroffensive, Battle of the Ardennes Bulge, Battle of the Bulge - 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
Champagne-Ardenne, Champagne - a region of northeastern France


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7 ITS WILD THEME PARKS LOCATED to the east of Sedan, in the dense Ardennes forest, Nocturnia has already established itself as a popular family attraction where visitors can discover "nature by night".
Over 500,000 troops clashed in the Ardennes Forest, as Hitler hurled 30 divisions and a quarter-million men against the freezing, surrounded Yanks.
16, 1944, the World War II Battle of the Bulge began as German forces launched a surprise attack against Allied forces through the Ardennes Forest in Belgium and Luxembourg (the Allies were eventually able to turn the Germans back).
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From the Ardennes forest to the mountains of Afghanistan, brave Americans have fought and died for the ideals represented by the American flag," said CAPE PAC spokesperson Mark Pfeifle.
While the 82d Airborne enjoyed a brief period of rest and relaxation after its withdrawal from the Netherlands, it was back action again in December, when the German launched a surprise attack in the Ardennes forest of eastern Belgium.
Wounded in December of 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Forest, he survived and returned home to raise a family and start a frozen food business.
Along with Corporal Alex Sims, Corporal Charles Baker, Private Samuel Lemons, Private Timothy Jackson, and six others, he faces the harsh winter in the Ardennes Forest against immeasurable odds and the feared and fanatical SS.
After their worst weekend of the year in Budapest just over three weeks ago, the race in the Ardennes forest is a vital one for all at McLaren if the team are ultimately to be successful.
In another chapter, the reader will see the war from the tactical level through the perspective of one of Shaara's fictional characters--perhaps in a B-17 cockpit or in a snow-covered foxhole in the Ardennes Forest.
Within the small town set deep in the Ardennes forest close to the border with Luxembourg were thousands of US soldiers, including the 101st Airborne Division, commanded by McAuliffe, whose HQ was in a cellar of the barracks now earmarked for closure.