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The Sambre

Battle Name : The Sambre

Date(s) : 22 August 1914 - 23 August 1914

Part of : First World War , The Western Front , The Battles of the Frontiers ,

Outcome : A victory for German Imperial Forces over French and Belgian forces

Type of battle : Land


The French Fifth army was sent into the area between the Sambre and Meuse to counter the German First, Second and Third armies who were marching west through Belgium. They met south-west of Namur, the French being quickly defeated and forced back. The Belgian defenders of Namur were soon overcome.