Field Marshal Model was beginning to comprehend the threat posed by the British at the Arnhem Road Bridge. He likewise understood the implications of the other Allied airborne landings and XXX Corpsí northward drive. Promising armor reinforcements for both kampfgruppen, Model demanded that Captain Knasut and Major Brinkman open the roadway south to Nijmegen. Knaust and Brinkmann sent heavily armed patrols forward to aggressively probe the British positions. One such attack came late in the morning from the industrial parks east of the bridge.
Attacker: German (SS) (Kampfgruppe Knaust and Brinkmann, SS-Panzer Division 9)
Defender: British (Company A, 2nd Parachute Battalion, 1st Parachute Brigade, 1st British Airborne Division)