For two days, 2nd Battalion of the British 1st Airborne Division had held the access ramp of the Arnhem bridge against repeated attacks from two SS armored divisions. The bridge was vital to the Germans in order to retake Nijmegen. On September 19th, the “Frundsberg” Division resumed its eastern attacks to retake the bridge. Using bayonet charges, screaming “Whoa Mohammed”, their motto since their fights in North Africa, the Red Devils of the 2nd Battalion, despite being critically low on ammunition, pushed back the first enemy infiltration attempt along the river.
Attacker: German (SS) (10th SS Panzer Division "Fründsberg"/10th SS Stürmschütz Battalion)
Defender: British (2nd Battalion, 1st Airborne Division)