During the first night, the Polish troops tried to reach Oosterbeek to support the surrounded British troops there. Unfortunately, they did not succeed in crossing the Rhine river, after which the Polish soldiers took positions near Driel in the early hours of September 22nd, 1944. One of the Polish positions was located in the predecessor of the post-war farm Baarskamp. A platoon of 28 men under the command of 2nd Lieutenant Richard Tice created foxholes around the farm. A first German attack, supported by armoured vehicles, was repelled. During this attack, Tice got killed.
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With the help of armoured vehicles, the Polish troops were heavily attacked, 2nd Lieutenant Richard Tice, (American volunteer - 22 years old), did not survive. © IWM non commercial license
Abandoned containers on the landing zone in 1945. These containers were used to drop supplies. © Stichting Driel Polen