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Peace Memorial Moerbrugge

Monument (made in 1994 by Ben Snauwaert from a wreck of a tank (Sherman type "M10 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage" built 1943 / USA) in memory of the battle of Moerbrugge (from 8 to 12 September 1944) and where 20 civilians, 48 ​​Canadians and 104 Germans died.

On September 8, the attack was carried out by the Canadians. Robert A. Paterson (° 26/04/1916 Hamilton / Ontario - † 28/05/1999 Brantford / Ontario) of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, part of the 10 ° Canadian Infantry Brigade of the 4 ° Canadian Armored Division belonging to the 2nd army corps of the 1st Canadian army succeeded in forming a bridgehead. The German defense in Moerbrugge consists of the 64 ° infantry division led by Major General Knut Eberding (° 18/12/1895 Reppline - † 28/06/1978 Erlangen) and the 245 ° Infantry division led by Lieutenant General Erwin Sander (° 05/05/1892 Berlin-Neukölln - † 07/12/1962 Bamberg). Moerbrugge formed the boundary between the two infantry divisions. The heavy artillery of the Germans consists of a number of anti-tank guns and some notorious 88 mm guns that occur in Moerbrugge in the 't Hoekske district in Oedelem. When the bridgehead was formed, the Germans retreated behind the Leopolds and Schipdonk Canal.

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