The Brabant village Oisterwijk and Operation Market Garden
The convent for nuns called Catharinenberg in Poiterstraat. Here the Germans had located a field dressing station were they treated their wounded
This RAF reconnaissance photograph from September 13 1944 clearly shows red cross markings painted on the roofs of the buildings in use for the German fielddressing station.
This was done deliberately to prevent an areal bombardement on the convent buildings.
To the right the St.Petrus church and its cemetery.
German troops at the leather company
German officers visit Oisterwijk and the leather company
Osttruppen at the leather company.
The leather company grounds adjacent the railway line Tilburg-Boxtel.
Storage of goods at the German army medical supply depot in Oisterwijk called WVA Wehrmacht Verplegungs Amt.
The leather company photographed from the curch tower of the St. Petrus Banden.
Film of the German WVA in Oisterwijk (no sound)
Hotel Bos en Ven at moor klompven in Oisterwijk.
Here resided the German Luftwaffe Staff of Airbase Gilze-Rijen.
Just after our liberation several members of our government in exile also resided in this hotel after arriving by plane from London at the Eindhoven aerodrome.
One of them was the prime minister of Holland, Gerbrandy.
He would rule Holland for a short period from this hotel in Oisterwijk.
Osttruppen in Oisterwijk.
Warning sign for trespassing in German and Dutch located near the German ammunitiondepot in the woods around Oisterwijk.
Brick roads throughout the Oisterwijk woods made by the German army can still be found today under a small layer of sand.
A German grease pit from the NKKS, the German transport unit.
It is still visible in the Oisterwijk woods.
Film footage of Germans in Oisterwijk (no sound)
Germans make a road trip to Eindhoven departing from the area near the city of
From Eindhoven the trip then went to Tilburg by train, but before arriving in this city the train stopped at the Oisterwijk trainstation. (no sound)
Two Osttruppen soldiers pose for the camera. Osttruppen-Eastern Troops were conscripts and volunteers from the occupied eastern territories recruited into the military of the Third Reich during the Second World War.