Ardennes

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a wooded plateau in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France

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AaThe Germans struck NW of the Line's end, through the Belgian/French Ardennes Forest, a route anticipated by the French Army which held war games there in 1939.
On May 10, 1940, as German panzers thrust through the Ardennes Forest on their way to Belgium and France, the conservative government headed by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain fell from power.
The French expected the Germans to come through Belgium and Holland--hardly surprising given the heavily garrisoned Maginot Line, the difficulty of traversing the Ardennes forest, and the precedent of World War I--which meant that, unlike Schlieffen, Case Yellow would be a frontal rather than a flank attack.
The Spa-Francorchamps track uses public roads through the heart of the Ardennes forest and is the longest, one of the fastest and most spectacular on the F1 circuit.
Before he knew it, she was relating her experiences of working for the USO and performing in the Ardennes forest during World War II.
No one had expected Hitler to amass forces secretly and break through the lines of the Ardennes forest, or the fierce fighting that was to be called the Battle of the Bulge, and the Allied troops desperately lacked food, supplies, arms and ammunition.
Or maybe you'd like to reflect on another of the Bard's classics on a trip to the Ardennes Forest.
They dug into the iron-hard ground near the German frontier in bitter December weather, only to suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives when the final German blitzkrieg erupted out of the Ardennes Forest in front of them.
THE STORY In a poor American mining town a group of young outsiders (including Jamie Bell) form a secret club called The Dandies dedicating themselves to THE STORY In December 1944 in the Ardennes Forest the German army takes more than 100 American soldiers prisoner.
But when a rogue rescue mission ended in tragedy, a bereft Annie finds herself a captured prisoner behind enemy lines in Belgium's Ardennes Forest.
In single-digit temperatures, the GIs trudged through the snowy Ardennes Forest, hauntingly depicted in "Band of Brothers.
He was soon battling through Belgium's Ardennes Forest with the 1st Infantry Division.
Another intelligence failure was to occur just a few months later when the Germans launched a massive strike in the Ardennes forest against a thinly manned front line of four U.
Conwell, 34, was struck by the terrible beauty of the Ardennes Forest in Belgium, where so many died in the Battle of the Bulge.
Schumacher finally broke the all-time mark on the feared and famous track in the Ardennes forest, where he first served notice of his awesome talent 10 years ago.