The German Panzergrenadler Regiment 67 was in town Northeast and West of the captured machine gun nest in the castle in the center of town to stop the flanks of the Free French Divisions coming from the South. In addition, setting up an AA and AT gun opposite of the castle in the center for harassment fire. When the campaign opened the German regiment luckily wiped out squads both East and West on the initial advancing front causing the Free French to advance through the center. The German luck continued as the easily broke the Free French flanks continually. The Free French made a late push to the buildings below the castle; however, with the German Eastern flank holding strong the Germans came away with a victory.