Operation Ochsenkopf, a multi-pronged attack, was launched on 26 February 1943. The most important component was Kampfgruppe Lang, a battle group tasked with capturing Beja. It included 14 Tigers, all that were available in Africa. Photos suggest that the Tigers started from a point 12km south of Mateur and entered the Hunt's Gap valley in the morning, only to be halted by the battle of Sidi N'sir.
The battle group was confined to the road and extended for several kilometers. Most of it was not involved in the battle and did not descend to the valley floor until the following day. A German propaganda team took photos of the vehicles on the road to Sidi N'sir, during and after the battle. This "event" is limited in scope to that road.