Encyclopedia > Bocage

  Article Content

Bocage

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



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
1964 in film

... 26 - Sandra Bullock, actress September 2 - Keanu Reeves, actor Deaths January 29 - Alan Ladd[?], actor March 23 - Peter Lorre, actor August 28 - Gracie Allen, ...