The 17th/21st Lancers was ordered to advance through the pass and cut off retreating German forces. Enemy artillery and anti-tank guns held the high ground to both sides. The regiment sustained heavy losses and only a handful of tanks were left in action. Information that the dry riverbed to the left might prove to be a way through was passed to Brigade Headquarters. The 16th/5th Lancers was ordered to try that route, and despite a number of losses the regiment broke through. But the delay allowed the German forces to retreat unmolested towards Tunis.
Into the Jaws of Death: the Battle of Fondouk features original war footage and a commentary by Captain Mick Holtby. Produced by Mick Holtby and Terry Brighton.