Counter Attack - Netflix

The drama tells the story of "how a poor loser become successful and finally fall in love with the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend".

Counter Attack - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Chinese

Status: Running

Runtime: 20 minutes

Premier: 2015-08-09

Counter Attack - Battle of Arras (1940) - Netflix

The Battle of Arras, part of the Battle of France, took place during the Second World War on 21 May 1940. It was an Allied counter-attack against the flank of the German Army, near the town of Arras, in north-eastern France. The German forces were pushing north under Rommel towards the channel coast, to trap the Allied forces that had advanced east into Belgium. The counter-attack at Arras was an Allied attempt to cut through the German armoured spearhead and frustrate the German advance. The Anglo-French attack made early gains and panicked some German units but was repulsed after an advance of up to 6.2 mi (10 km) and forced to withdraw after dark to avoid encirclement.

Counter Attack - Battle of France - Netflix

Army Group A (Generaloberst Gerd von Rundstedt), defeated the French at the Battle of Sedan from 12–15 May and crossed the Meuse. A French counter-attack at the Battle of Montcornet on 17 May by the 4e Division Cuirassée de Réserve (4e DCR, Colonel Charles de Gaulle), from Montcornet to the south, was defeated by an improvised defence and the 10th Panzer Division, which was rushed forward on the French flank. The German counter-attacks were supported by Fliegerkorps VIII (Generaloberst Wolfram von Richthofen) and the French lost 32 tanks and armoured vehicles. On 19 May, after receiving reinforcements, the 4e DCR attacked again and was repulsed with the loss of 80 of 155 vehicles, much of the loss being caused by the aircraft of Fliegerkorps VIII, which attacked French units assembling to attack the flanks of German units. By the end of the Battle of Montcornet, much of the French Ninth Army on the Meuse had disintegrated under the attacks of Fliegerkorps VIII. German spearheads broke through the Peronne–Cambrai gap and threatened Boulogne and Calais, cutting the lines of communication of the Allied armies of Groupe d'armées 1 (General Gaston Billotte) in the North-East Theatre of Operations (Général d'armée Alphonse Joseph Georges), separating them from the main French armies south of the Somme. On 19 May, General Edmund Ironside, the British Chief of the Imperial General Staff, conferred with Lord Gort, commander of the BEF, at his headquarters near Lens and urged Gort to save the BEF, by attacking towards Amiens to the south-west but Gort had only two divisions available for an attack. Ironside met Billotte, finding him apparently incapable of taking action. Ironside returned to Britain and ordered urgent anti-invasion measures. On the morning of 20 May, General Maurice Gamelin, the Commander-in-chief of the French armed forces, ordered the armies trapped in Belgium and northern France to fight their way south, to link up with French forces attacking northwards from the Somme river. On the evening of 19 May, the French Prime Minister Paul Reynaud had sacked Gamelin and replaced him with General Maxime Weygand. Weygand cancelled the orders and after a delay, ordered a similar counter-offensive from the north and south against the German “corridor”, to break the encircled armies out of the pocket. Frankforce was to hold the line of the river Scarpe to the east of Arras with the 5th Infantry Division, while the rest of the force attacked to the south of Arras and the new French Third Army Group (General Antoine-Marie-Benoît Besson) attacked north from the Somme. King Leopold III of Belgium told Gort that he did not expect the BEF to risk itself to keep contact with the Belgian army but warned the British that if they persisted with the southern offensive, the Belgians would be overstretched and collapse. Leopold suggested that the Allies should establish a beachhead covering Dunkirk and the Belgian channel ports instead. The BEF reinforced Arras despite Gort having doubts that the French plan could succeed. (Billotte took part in a meeting in Ypres from 19–21 May. Driving back after this meeting, he had a road accident, fell into a coma and died soon afterwards, leaving the Allied 1st Army Group leaderless for three days; around that time, the British decided to evacuate from the Channel ports.)

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