With dense forests and large ravines, the French and British thought this region was impassible?

With dense forests and large ravines, the French and British thought this region was impassible?

With dense forests and large ravines, the French and British thought this region was impassible?

With dense forests and large ravines, the French and British thought this region was impassible?

The German plan to attack through the Ardennes and Belgium was called the Schlieffen Plan, and was first used in World War I.  When Hitler’s Generals unveiled their plan to attack France and the Low Countries in 1940, they simply dusted off this old Schlieffen Plan and updated it.  In this way, Hitler’s Blitzkrieg armies could bypass the heavily defended French Maginot Line and outflank their defenses.Later in the war, in December of 1944, the Germans launched the Ardennes Counteroffensive (The Battle of the Bulge) using the same route through the forest once again, and once again, catching the Allies unprepared.
With dense forests and large ravines, the French and British thought this region was impassible?
With dense forests and large ravines, the French and British thought this region was impassible?
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With dense forests and large ravines, the French and British thought this region was impassible?
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