Aspects of the event
On 27 February 1943, Kampfgruppe Lang drove south from their victory at Sidi N'sir toward Beja. They were attacked by artillery and aircraft while travelling along the Hunt's Gap valley, and made slow progress. Meanwhile, the British were hurriedly preparing a defence east of Kzar Mezouar Station.
On Sunday the 28th, about ten Pz.4 got into combat with British Churchills. Tigers waiting further back along the road were bombed. Intense fighting ensued, with the German tanks trapped on the road by rain, mud and minefields.
These photos all show the "Tiger Graveyard" where, according to a British map of the Hunt's Gap area, artillery hit a group of German tanks. A British account of the battle suggests that this happened on the evening of the 28th, with the Germans abandoning these tanks after 30 minutes of bombardment; though one last Tiger became bogged down here on 2 March. 3 more Tigers were destroyed nearby.
British sources state that the Royal Engineers demolished these tanks on 1 March. But the Germans also demolished some of the tanks. On 4 March, a German report stated "The 5 definitely lost Pz.VI are all exploded at the front line, so that the enemy cannot tow them away." They demolished two more Tigers that night.
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