When we were at Onderlangs our guide Wybo Boersma pointed out on the map where the British assault by the 1st and 3rd Batalion in the direction of the bridge on Onderlangs and Utrechtseweg/Utrechtsestraat got stuck.  On Onderlangs we looked across the river Rhine were a stone mill was with German artillery.
When we were at Onderlangs our guide Wybo Boersma pointed out on the map where the British assault by the 1st and 3rd Batalion in the direction of the bridge on Onderlangs and Utrechtseweg/Utrechtsestraat got stuck.  On Onderlangs we looked across the river Rhine were a stone mill was with German artillery.
SS Panzergrenadiers stand among discarded British equipment on Onderlangs, evidence that a group of British paras surrendered here a short time ago. This is the extreme eastern end of Onderlangs and this was the furthest point reached by the 1st and 3rd Battalions during their pre-dawn and early morning attack, some 800 yards from Frost's position at the bridge. A StuG on Onderlangs. This is in fact the vehicle of Oberwachtmeister Josef Mathes, commander of the 3rd Batterie of StuG-Brigade 280. He is the helmeted man standing up in the turret. During the day, Mathes' gun had received a direct hit from a Piat bomb on the armour plating, which did no harm except to produce a large dent and remove some of the Zimmerit (the protective coating applied as protection against sticky bombs). The damage can be seen to the left of the gun.
SS Panzergrenadiers stand among discarded British equipment on Onderlangs, evidence that a group of British paras surrendered here a short time ago. This is the extreme eastern end of Onderlangs and this was the furthest point reached by the 1st and 3rd Battalions during their pre-dawn and early morning attack, some 800 yards from Frost's position at the bridge. A StuG on Onderlangs. This is in fact the vehicle of Oberwachtmeister Josef Mathes, commander of the 3rd Batterie of StuG-Brigade 280. He is the helmeted man standing up in the turret. During the day, Mathes' gun had received a direct hit from a Piat bomb on the armour plating, which did no harm except to produce a large dent and remove some of the Zimmerit (the protective coating applied as protection against sticky bombs). The damage can be seen to the left of the gun.
Looking back east down Onderlangs. The last building on the left is the Rhine Pavilion Hotel, a veavily-ambattled refuge for the Brisish in the savage struggle astride the lower road. Today it is the Golden Tulip Rijnhotel.
Looking back east down Onderlangs. The last building on the left is the Rhine Pavilion Hotel, a veavily-ambattled refuge for the Brisish in the savage struggle astride the lower road. Today it is the Golden Tulip Rijnhotel
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Judging from the lengthening shadows it is now late afternoon. With most of the British troops having surrendered and the rest either killed, wounded or withdrawing in chaos to Oosterbeek, the battle here is all but over. Standing on top of one of the StuGs Jacobsen pictured others advancing in persuit towards Oosterbeek past a shot-up tramcar. Note the damage to the house on the left, another on of those occupied and defended by 1st and 3rd Battalions since Monday, but now well worked over by the SPs. The same view today, with Onderlangs coming up on the left and Oranjestraat leading off to the right further down the road. A modern Mercedes stands in for the VW Kübelwagen hidden behind the self-probelled gun on the left of the 1944 photo.
Judging from the lengthening shadows it is now late afternoon. With most of the British troops having surrendered and the rest either killed, wounded or withdrawing in chaos to Oosterbeek, the battle here is all but over. Standing on top of one of the StuGs Jacobsen pictured others advancing in persuit towards Oosterbeek past a shot-up tramcar. Note the damage to the house on the left, another on of those occupied and defended by 1st and 3rd Battalions since Monday, but now well worked over by the SPs. The same view today, with Onderlangs coming up on the left and Oranjestraat leading off to the right further down the road. A modern Mercedes stands in for the VW Kübelwagen hidden behind the self-probelled gun on the left of the 1944 photo.