The Brabant village Oisterwijk and Operation Market Garden
The German documents with the outcome of the battle for 24 and 25 October 1944.
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In the afternoon of 24 October men of A Comp. 7th Bat. Royal Welch Fusiliers storm the lock 0 crossing at the Zuid-Willemsvaart in the city to form a bridgehead on the other side of the lock. Later that night a Class 40 bridge would be constructed so tanks and armoured vehicles could cross in to the city.
The German Luftwaffe reserve officer Major Riedel as a prisoner of war. This Officer was ‘s-Hertogenbosch last Battle Commander after he replaced Oberst Dewald who on 25 October took over the command of the frontlines at Zaltbommel. According to these documents Major Riedel was mainly responsible for the fall of the ‘s-Hertogenbosch front.