As SS-Panzer-Division 9 attempted to encircle and isolate the 11th Armoured Division with concentric left and right flank attacks, it was left to the last divisional reserve, the Pionier battalion, to storm the center ground. The divisional artillery was out of range, the Panzer regiment was engaged elsewhere – the pioneers would have to attack unsupported. At 07:30 hours, Sturmbannfuhrer Monich’s 1 and 2 Kompanien led the assault on the 159 Brigade “box” north of the village of Burcy.
Attacker: German (SS) (1 & 2 Kompanien, SS-Panzerpionierbataillon 9 and 3 Kompanie (SPW))
Defender: British (3rd Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment, and 2nd Fife and Forfarshire Yeomanry)