Fighting around the Dorpstraat on the southern side of Driel

The Netherlands




At the T-junction of Dorpstraat-Honingveldsestraat, the Polish troops had taken up positions. When the German troops launched the attack on September 23rd, the Poles had to retreat in a hurry.

At the other end of Dorpstraat, some 800 meters to the south, the Polish soldiers had laid anti-tank mines at the T-junction on the Dorpstraat and the Honingveldsestraat. These positions around the Honingveldsestraat were attacked by German troops on September the 23rd. The Polish soldiers retreated to the Dorpstraat. While doing so, a radio operator got his antenna caught in the bushes and fell behind. Henk te Dorsthorst, inhabitant of Driel at the time, helped him to break free.


De Polen van Driel