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  • Rosendael Park and Castle

    Rosendael Park and Castle

    Rosendael Castle (Park en Kasteel Rosendael), the former residence of the Dukes of Guelders, is decorated...

    Rozendaal

  • Doorwerth Castle

    Doorwerth Castle

    An imposing castle on an attractive estate!

    DOORWERTH

  • Airborne Museum at Hartenstein

    Airborne Museum at Hartenstein

    Come and experience the Battle for Arnhem in this attractive and contemporary museum. In the Airborne...

    Oosterbeek

  • The Big or Eusebius Church

    The Big or Eusebius Church

    The Big or Eusebius Church in Arnhem has dominated the skyline of the city of Arnhem for more than five...

    Arnhem

  • Zypendaal House

    Zypendaal House

    Zypendaal House (Huis Zypendaal) is an old-style country house dating from 1762. The ground floor is...

    Arnhem

  • Kasteel Doornenburg

    Kasteel Doornenburg

    Mediaeval castle in Overbetuwe where the Rhine and Waal meet. Imposing stronghold, part of which is free...

    DOORNENBURG

  • Castle Biljoen

    Castle Biljoen

    The history of Castle Biljoen goes back to the year 1530. The Duke of Gelre, Karel van Egmond, ordered...

    VELP GLD

  • De Westerbouwing

    De Westerbouwing

    The high ground of the Westerbouwing was heavily attacked by German troops. The British t roops were unable...

    Oosterbeek

  • Schoonoord en Vreewijk

    Schoonoord en Vreewijk

    Hotels Schoonoord and Vreewijk were intended as a temporary medical point in Oosterbeek, but became the...

    Oosterbeek

  • The Old Church

    The Old Church

    The Old Church was one of the southernmost points of the perimeter. The area around the church was defended...

    Oosterbeek

  • The Catholic Church: from viewpoint to information centre

    The Catholic Church: from viewpoint to information centre
    The heavily damaged church in 1945. The church was so damaged that it was decided to rebuild

    On September 24th 1944, Lieutenant General Brian Horrocks, commander of the ground army, visited Driel....

    Driel

  • Ommershof

    Ommershof

    Ommershof was situated on the high grounds on the Northern side of the perimeter. When the British troops...

    Oosterbeek

  • Fighting around the Dorpstraat on the southern side of Driel

    Fighting around the Dorpstraat on the southern side of Driel
    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.

    At the T-junction of Dorpstraat-Honingveldsestraat, the Polish troops had taken up positions. When the...

    Driel

  • Paul Krugerstraat 70

    Paul Krugerstraat 70

    The house on the Paul Krugerstraat, number 70, served as a medical post of the 7th King’s Own Scottish...

    Oosterbeek

  • De Hemelse Berg

    De Hemelse Berg

    Estate the Hemelse Berg became a shelter for refugees during de Battle of Arnhem, but they did not get...

    Oosterbeek

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

    Stranded aid: supplies do not reach the British troops in Oosterbeek
    Aid for the British troops strands when the DUKW with supplies becomes stuck.

    In the evening of Friday September 22nd 1944, parts of the allied ground army – coming from the south...

    Driel

  • Station Oosterbeek-Hoog

    Station Oosterbeek-Hoog

    The Northern part of the perimeter was situated at the station of Oosterbeek. The troops at the North...

    Oosterbeek

  • The Western Perimeter

    The Western Perimeter

    During the Battle of Arnhem, the 1st Border Regiment was one of the few regiments that could fulfil its...

    Oosterbeek

  • The emergency hospital in the school - Operating dressed in flak jackets

    The emergency hospital in the school - Operating dressed in flak jackets
    The emergency hospital on September 25th 1944. Polish ambulances of the ground army had managed to reach Driel. As a result, 70 patients could be evacuated to Nijmegen.

    The medical company of the Polish paratrooper brigade chose the Roman Catholic primary school as its...

    Driel

  • Rijndijk and Engineers Monument: the crossing of the Rhine

    Rijndijk and Engineers Monument: the crossing of the Rhine
    Remains of the house on the dike where the Polish soldiers established a company headquarters from which the crossing attempts were coordinated.

    This location - situated opposite the village of Oosterbeek - played an important role in both the Polish...

    Driel

  • hotel Dreyeroord

    hotel Dreyeroord

    Hotel Dreyeroord served as the headquarters of the Scottish troops for a couple of days. After a heavy...

    Oosterbeek

  • Landing sites – then fields and orchards

    Landing sites – then fields and orchards
    Historical and recent images combined: Polish paratroopers near Overasselt in September 1944 along with a present-day photo of Driel

    On September 21st 1944, around 17:55, this was the landing area of the Polish troops. Around 1000 paratroopers...

    Driel

  • The Driel ferry - disabled for the Germans and unusable for the Poles.

    The Driel ferry - disabled for the Germans and unusable for the Poles.
    The ferry before the war. This ferry, on which cars could cross the river, had been disabled by the ferryman in order to prevent  the German troops from using it. .

    The first objective of the Polish troops was to use the Driel ferry to cross the river and to reach the...

    driel

  • De Tafelberg

    De Tafelberg

    Hotel De Tafelberg was one of the two main medical points in the perimeter. Operations were carried out...

    Oosterbeek