The Blies is a right tributary of the Saar in southwestern Germany (Saarland) and northeastern France (Moselle). The Blies flows from three springs in the Hunsrück near Selbach, Germany. It is roughly 100 km long, ending in the French city of Sarreguemines. It flows through Sankt Wendel, Ottweiler, Neunkirchen, Bexbach, Homburg and Blieskastel (Blieskastel being named after the river). Its lower extent demarcates part of the Franco–German border. The section within France and on the French-German border is 19.7 km (12.2 mi) long.
The Blies at Blieskastel
|• elevation||430 m (1,410 ft)|
|Length||99.5 km (61.8 mi)|
|Basin size||1,960 km2 (760 sq mi)|
|Progression||Saar→ Moselle→ Rhine→ North Sea|
World War IIEdit
Fighting took place on the Blies during the Lorraine Campaign, fought from September to December 1944 by the Third United States Army, famously led by George S. Patton. The 35th Infantry Division fought along the Blies following its battle at Sarreguemines in early December, the former part of the larger assault on the West Wall.
Media related to Blies at Wikimedia Commons
This article needs additional citations for verification. (August 2020) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|This article related to a river in Saarland is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Grand Est geographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article related to a river in France is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|