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The Operation Spring Awakening offensive was launched in Hungary on the Eastern Front and this offensive was also referred to in Germany as the Plattensee Offensive, in the Soviet Union as the Balaton Defensive Operation, and in English as the Lake Balaton Offensive.

The offensive begun by the Germans in great secrecy on 6 March 1945 and they launched attacks in Hungary near the Lake Balaton area. This area included some of the last oil reserves available to the Axis.