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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

  • 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

  • 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 monument at Plac Polski and the annual commemorations in Driel

    The monument at Plac Polski and the annual commemorations in Driel
    The first version of the monument erected by the Driel people in honour of the Poles.

    On September 21st 1946, a sober monument was unveiled to commemorate the events of two years earlier....

    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

  • 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

  • Villa Hartenstein

    Villa Hartenstein

    Villa Harteinstein used to be the headquarters of the British stroops commanded by general Urquhart....

    Oosterbeek

  • The Household Cavalry came to reinforce the Polish troops with eight armored cars

    The Household Cavalry came to reinforce the Polish troops with eight armored cars
    Armoured car with troops and Polish paratroopers on the Molenstraat. This is at the same location as where you are now.

    Early in the morning on Friday 22 September 1944, units of the Household Cavalry reached the Polish soldiers...

    Driel

  • 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 Mortar Pit

    The Mortar Pit

    The 1st Border Regiment guarded the West side of the perimeter. Mortar teams of the regiment dug in at...

    Oosterbeek

  • 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

  • Landgoed Bronbeek

    Landgoed Bronbeek

    At Bronbeek you can learn about the Netherlands’ colonial past in the Dutch East Indies. For a real taste...

    ARNHEM

  • The Nevel: Poles take up positions around Driel

    The Nevel: Poles take up positions around Driel
    Captured Germans under surveillance of the Poles. Presumably in the Molenstraat area.

    Because the Polish troops could not cross the Rhine on the first night, they took up positions around...

    Driel

  • The Roman Catholic parish house set up as a medical post

    The Roman Catholic parish house set up as a medical post

    At the beginning of the Battle of Arnhem, under the leadership of the local female doctor, Dr. A. van...

    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

  • 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

  • De Tennisbaan

    De Tennisbaan

    The tennis court behind Villa Hartenstein was used as a temporary prisoner of war camp. Over 200 prisoners...

    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 Poles near Driel

    The Poles near Driel

    On September 21st, Polish troops landed near Driel. Only a small part of the troops managed to reach...

    Oosterbeek

  • De Weverstraat

    De Weverstraat

    As one of the boudaries of the perimeter, the damage to the Weverstraat was considerable. German artillery...

    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