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Resistance Nest Bouley Hafen


Location: The Resistance Nest Bouley Harbour forms together with Resistance Nest Bouley Hotel the Strongpoint Bouley with the Company Command Post at Bouley Harbour. It lies in Bouley Bay between breakwater and the street to Bouley Harbour

Complement: One officer, three NCOs and fifteen Other Ranks

Unit's Weapons: Two light Machine Gun's

Static Weapons: One heavy Machine Gun 34, five defence flamethrowers, one 3.7cm French Puteaux gun mounted in a Renault FT 17 tank turret, one 10.5cm Field 10.5cm French K331 gun on a pivot and one 60cm searchlight

Battle Orders: The Strongpoint Bouley has orders to protect Bouley Bay from enemy landings from the sea, land and air. Enemy insurgents are to be destroyed

Battle Command: By attack from the sea supporting fire from the upper positions from Bouley Hotel and Bouley Upper. By attack from the land work together with both Resistance Nests



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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