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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He resumed his post in September 1944 and was responsible for the Ardennes counteroffensive. He was captured by the Americans and handed over to the British, who wanted to try him for war crimes, but his ill health prevented this.
By December of that year, the Ardennes Counteroffensive (also known as the Battle of the Bulge) was underway on the Western Front.
The massive German counteroffensive, code name Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhine), is often called the Von Rundstedt Offensive or the Ardennes Counteroffensive; however, it is most commonly referred to as the Battle of the Bulge by Americans and the British.