Rommel was made on 26 May. His plan was to attack the southern flank of the British position at Bir Hacheim three German divisions and two Italian mobile divisions and thus to attack the rear of the British 8th Army, while the Italian infantry corps held to the front. This plan failed completely. British almost sucked into a frontal attack and were able to unleash all their fury on Rommel's troops, who now found themselves surrounded by enemies in the rear of defending themselves. Reinforcements could use the only road a few meters wide, which became impassable during the day due to the long artillery fire; the army is really hanging by a thread.