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Bocage is a French word referring to a terrain of mixed woodland and pasture, with tortuous side-roads and lanes bounded on both sides by banks surmounted with high thick hedgerows limiting visibility. It acquired a particular significance when applied to the countryside of Normandy during the Battle of Normandy making fighting and forward progress against entrenched opposition extremely difficult.

See also: Villers Bocage, France

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