Guderian ordered his 10th Panzer to systemically reduce Calais' inner perimeter through a double envelopment of the city. The 86th Rifle Regiment was tasked with assaulting the western half of the city by pushing north through the "New Town" suburbs and capturing the fortified old town and citadel. The British 60th Rifles and their supporting elements employed Bren guns, anti-tank rifles and pure guts with the narrow city streets.
Attacker: German (Elements of Schutzen-Regiment 86, 10th Panzer Division and elements of 49th Pionier-Bataillon and 4th Panzer Brigade)
Defender: British (Elements of the 60th Rifles and supporting elements of 30th Infantry Brigade and elements of Hq Reserve and of 3rd Royal Tank Regiment)