Jersey War Tours

Strongpoint Doktor Haus

Strongpoint Doktor haus was a WW2 German HQ for the third company machine gun battalion 16. It had a sechsschartenturm (six loophole turret) which is a non-rotating turret made of steel (12 inches thick). It was installed in 1944 and emplaced on a non-standard reinforced bunker. The very rare photos of inside the bunker were provided by great contributor & friend to the site, thank you!

Jersey had 9 sechsschartenturm on the island but only two remain, STP Doktor Haus (Private) & WN La Mare Mill (opened and maintained by the CIOS)
Set in the cement above the HQ bunker entrance is "GESTEINBOHR Kp 77" meaning Rock Drilling Company 77.
This site is on private property and permission must be given before visiting.

Exploring bunkers:

  • Always get permission from the owner
  • Take a torch, a spare and one more for luck
  • Don't go alone & tell someone where you will be and for how long
  • You will get dirty as most are often full of rubbish and may have been used as a public toilet
  • Anything you find still belongs to the person that owns the property
  • Unexploded ordnance is still found in Jersey if you see or find anything that looks like ordnance please call the bomb disposal officer on 01534 612 612.
  • CIOS sites are the safest and run by experts, this is where we recommend you explore

Jargon Help

Resistance Nest (RN) = Widerstandsnest (WN)
Small pocket of resistance, these would be made up of small groups of up to 10 men with light weapons. They would man Anti-tank weapons, an observation post or a field gun.

Strongpoint (STP) = Stützpunkt St.P
Next level up from an RN and consisted of several RN's. STP areas would have a combination of weapons and different branches of the military used. Examples of this can be found with Strongpoint Greve de Lecq and Strongpoint Corbiere

Jäger Casemate was a special design and name for bunkers designed to hold a 10.5cm field gun

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