At the other end of Dorpstraat, some 800 meters to the south, the Polish soldiers had laid anti-tank mines at the T-junction on the Dorpstraat and the Honingveldsestraat. These positions around the Honingveldsestraat were attacked by German troops on September the 23rd. The Polish soldiers retreated to the Dorpstraat. While doing so, a radio operator got his antenna caught in the bushes and fell behind. Henk te Dorsthorst, inhabitant of Driel at the time, helped him to break free.
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The Polish soldier Bier found his first resting place in a field grave on the Dorpstraat. He is possibly the radio operator who was helped by Henk te Dorsthorst, a resident of Driel at the time. © Sikorski Institute, gebruiksrechten bi j Stichting Driel Polen
Aerial photo from 1944 showing the walking route (1) and the T-junction Dorpstraat - Honingveldsestraat (2). © Dotka Data BV 2020
Dorpstraat photographed by Poles during a visit to Driel in 1945. The damage to the houses can be seen on the picture. Because of the war damage, many of the houses were broken down. © Sikorski Institute, gebruiksrechten bij Stichting Driel Polen
A Polish paratrooper in position with a stengun 9mm pistol machine gun (location of photo unknown). © Sikorski Institute, gebruiksrechten bij Stichting Driel Polen
A Polish paratrooper in position with a PIAT (a portable anti-tank weapon). Location of photo unknown. © Sikorski Institute, gebruiksrechten bij Stichting Driel Polen