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Ourthe

(o͞ort), river, c.100 mi (160 km) long, rising in the Ardennes Mts., E Belgium, and flowing generally north to join the Meuse River at Liège. Its valley provides one of the few passages between the Meuse valley and the S Ardennes.
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AFTER ITS LIBERATION ON September 7, 1944, the Belgian village of Esneux, on the Ourthe River south of Liege, was home to numerous soldiers.
Every morning, the American technicians and the Esneux civilians whom they had hired went down about two kilometers to the Raze factory, which was situated on a strand between the Ourthe River and a canal.