"Cut the Road to Marseille" - The 4th Squadron of the 3éme Régiment de Spahis, 3éme DIA was assigned the task of clearing and securing the strategic Camp crossroads controlling the roads to Aubagne. Having reconnoitered the area earlier in the day, a plan was devised to take the German defenders by surprise. Intelligence estimated the poorly armed and motivated students of a German NCO school manned the defense. Captain Riviere signaled for the assault to begin shortly before 1800 hours. Dismounting from their halftracks, the Spahis advanced behind a screen of Sublieutenant Ponticelli's light tanks. This would be the first taste of combat for many of the Spahis and as they approached the village, the only signs of activity were some German soldiers cutting firewood.
Attacker: Free French (3ème Régiment de Spahis Algériens de Reconnaissance, 3ème Division d'Infanterie Algérienne: 1er and 2ème Pelton, 4ème Escadron de reconnaissance "Effrayé"/1er and 2ème Pelton, 1er Escadron de chars légers "Egoutier"/Commando Ayral)
Defender: German (Kompanie 1, Grenadierregiment 934, Infanteriedivision 242)