Maczek soldiers progressed then towards left bank of the Maas. German defenses were well established, and the flat, open ground, cut by Mark canal and Wilhelmina canal, endangered any progression. After having established a bridgehead on the Mark canal on November 3rd, division reached the Maas the 5th. However, heavy fighting will continue until the fall of last German strongpoint at Moerdijk, the 9th. The following day, having fulfilled its mission successfully, the polish armoured division was relegated to a purely defensive role.