The Information Centre: The Poles of Driel provide insights into the battle fought by the Ist Polish Independent Parachute Brigade in the village of Driel during Operation Market Garden.
The focus here is the way the Brigade came into being, the inexplicably dishonourable way these Poles were treated after the failure of Operation Market Garden and the friendship that subsequently developed between the people of Driel and the Polish parachutists. The Information Centre is at the back of the Roman Catholic Church in Driel and is open daily to visitors from 9.00hrs to 17.00hrs. Entrance is free. There is a bus stop directly in front of the church and there is sufficient parking space for cars and buses. On the Poland Square directly opposite the Information Centre a commemoration will take place every September. During this ceremony – which has been organized since 1946 –there will be reflective presentations and young people from Poland and Driel will let their voices be heard in song. Prior to a moment of silence wreaths will be laid at the Polish monument and the Sosabowski Memorial Appeal.