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The Germans conquer the Westerbouwing near Oosterbeek

in Oosterbeek/September 21
This is what the British positions at the Westerbouwing looked like after the battle.

The British had retreated to a defensive perimeter at Oosterbeek after failing to reach the Rhine Bridge at Arnhem. Only when it was too late did the paratroopers realize the importance of the Driel ferry near the Westerbouwing. The sector near the Westerbouwing on the west side of the perimeter was defended by the Border…

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Attack by the 4th Dorsets on the Westerbouwing in Oosterbeek ends in a fiasco

in Oosterbeek/September 24
The Westerbouwing, after the Battle of Arnhem.

In an attempt to relieve the besieged Airborne Division in Oosterbeek and expand the bridgehead on the north side of the Rhine, General Horrocks, the commander of XXX Corps, ordered a crossing at the Driel ferry on Sunday, September 24. The Westerbouwing was located on the north side of the Drielse veer; a steep hill…

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