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Ardennes campaign


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(also called Battle of the Bulge) (16–26 December 1944) The last serious German counter offensive against Allied armies advancing into Germany in World War II (Normandy Campaign). It resulted from a decision by Hitler to make an attack through hilly, wooded country and thereby take the US forces by surprise. Last‐ditch resistance at several points, notably at Bastogne, held the Germans up long enough for the Allies to recover and prevent the Germans reaching their objective of Antwerp.

Subjects: Second World War.


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