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Commemorative Sign 27 Death Valley De Peel

Here in Ommel, a commemorative plaque shows that Heinrich Hoffer, a one-armed major, led a cavalry of 70 Germans on horseback against a superior force of English tanks and machine guns. On September 22, 1944, Hoffer's maneuver would be the last classic cavalry charge in Western military history.

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  • Text: Roland Janssen
  • Photos: Roland Janssen