The Germans responded quickly to the British presence at Arnhem. Walter Harzer’s 9th Panzer “Hofenstaufen” Division was ordered to mop up the paratroopers west and north of the town. A rag-tag force under Lt. Gen. Hans von Tettau was sent to overrun the British drop zones. That first night, the British staved off a series of uncoordinated attacks as the motley collection under von Tettau’s command harassed the perimeter. As dawn came on the second day of the battle, yet another attack – this one overseen by von Tettau himself – sought to collapse the Red Devil’s flank.
Attacker: German (SS) (Eberwin's SS Depot Battalion and Amersfoort Concentration Camp SS Battalion)
Defender: British (7th King's Own Scottish Borderers)