Stranded aid: supplies do not reach the British troops in Oosterbeek.

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In the evening of Friday September 22nd 1944, parts of the allied ground army – coming from the south of the Netherlands- reached Driel. The amphibious vehicles with supplies for the British troops near Oosterbeek, stranded in the dark just before the Rhine river.

In the early evening of Friday September 22nd 1944, parts of the allied ground army –coming from the south of the Netherlands- reached Driel. Among those were two DUKW’s: amphibious vehicles with supplies for the surrounded British troops at Oosterbeek. They got stuck in the dark on the muddy, steep access roads to the river. None of the vehicles reached the other side. In a right-angled bend, which was in the road at the time, a DUKW ran off the road and ended up in a ditch.

Aid for the British troops strands when the DUKW with supplies becomes stuck.

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