Aspects of the event
On 18th January 1943, Operation Eilbote was launched. Kampfgruppe Weber, with 4 Tigers from 1 company s.Pz.Abt.501, fought their way over Djebel Solbia. The battle group followed the road, as the hill terrain was unpassable for their Panzers. This led them through 4km of French bunkers and minefields. Three more Tigers were brought up at 11:00. Two Tigers were disabled during the day and had to drop out; these photo set apparently shows them under repair early in the morning, probably on the 19th January.
This terrain model shows the photos' location; the junction with the road to the Kébir Dam.
in Google MyMaps