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German General at Brunssum War Cemetery

31 May 2012

A General of the German Army, who commands the Allied Joint Force Command at Brunssum in the Netherlands, has praised a memorial service at the Brunssum War Cemetery.

General Wolf Langheld, who joined the Bundeswehr more than forty years ago, was invited to speak at the memorial service at the cemetery on May 4th, the Dutch National Day of Remembrance.

In a letter to Ruud Scholten, who chairs the local group of supporters of the cemetery, General Langheld said he was overwhelmed by the number of local people, especially children, who attended the ceremony.

Brunssum War Cemetery is near the German border in the south east corner of the Netherlands. There are 328 British casualties of the Second World War buried there.