The I./Pz-Rgt.33 established its headquarters in the village of Dangeul on 9 August. The regiment was deployed in the village and major crossroads on the south side of Dangeul. Despite heavy losses from 9.Pz-Div. ambushes, the Allies managed to quickly advance and soon Dangeul was under attack from the south by task Force Bartel of the CCA of 5th Armored Division and from the French 2nd Armored Division. To take the defenders by surprise, CCA-Task Force Burton was ordered to launch an attack on the village from the west. The attack aimed at taking the castle on the western part of Dangeul where the veteran Pz-Rgt.33/9.Pz-Div had its headquarters and a mobile repair warehouse. The surprise was not on the side that expected it when the first Pz IVJ opened fire. . .