The Catholic Church: from viewpoint to information centre

 In the early morning of Sunday September 24th 1944, Lieutenant General Brian Horrocks, commander of the 30th Corps -the ground army- came to Driel. Together with Major General Sosabowski and three other senior British officers, he climbed the tower of the Roman Catholic Church, which offered a good view of the floodplains, the Rhine and the battlefield across the river. On the spot, Horrocks decided that one last attempt would be made (by the Dorsets) to reinforce the British troops in Oosterbeek. 

The heavily damaged church in 1945. The church was so damaged that it was decided to rebuild