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Saint-Vith

Saint-Vith (săNvētˈ) [key], Ger. Sankt Vith, town (1991 pop. 8,623), Liège prov., E Belgium, in the Malmédy district and near the German border. An important road and rail junction in World War II, it was captured (Dec., 1944) by the Germans early in the Battle of the Bulge and was later taken (Jan. 23, 1945) by U.S. forces. The town was severely damaged in the fighting.

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