- a river in W Europe, flowing NE through N France and S Belgium into the Meuse at Namur: battle 1918. 120 miles (193 km) long.
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North of the Sambre, forts Suarle and Emines completed the circle.
Had it been so, I had not gained the battle of Grandrengs on the Sambre.
An Austrian on the Sambre, 1,000 miles from home, was hard to replace.Lectures on the French Revolution
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By the 22nd, von Blow's army had entered Charleroi and was crossing the Sambre.The War in the Air; Vol. 1
Namur is situated on the conflux of the Meuse and the Sambre.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.
- a river in W Europe, rising in N France and flowing east into Belgium to join the Meuse at Namur. Length: 190 km (118 miles)
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