Battle of the Bulge

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Noun1.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
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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The Battle of the Bulge was one of the last major Nazi offensives on the Western Front - with the Germans fighting to stop Allied control of Antwerp.
Rich survived the Battle of the Bulge and was later captured.
He was presented with the Bronze Star in part for his efforts with the 101st Airborne Division in the Allies' repulse of the German's surprise offensive in the Ardennes forest, known as the Battle of the Bulge.
A similar group, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, was formed by a group of veterans in Virginia in 1980.
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.
"And just like the Allies won the Battle of the Bulge, so too will conservatives triumph over the speech-regulators at the Texas Ethics Commission."
In spite of this general lack of recognition, a careful culling of the literature regarding the Battle of the Bulge reveals significant military police participation.
(T)(65170358) 4.40 5 NEWS WEEKEND (T)(42382445) 4.45 FILM: BATTLE OF THE BULGE (1965) A German tank commander leads an attack against Allied forces in an attempt to turn the tide of the Second World War.
TASTE FOR GLORY Jason keep an judo could be If Ingram hope to THE Scots at the vanguard of the ParalympicsGB seven-a-side team have been waging a battle of the bulge. The four lads eased off training as today's big kick-off against Brazil approached - but that didn't stop the big meals being put in front of them.
Dropped into France on D-Day and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. German POW at Stalag 13C, escaped multiple times.
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