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Resistance Nest Bouley Hotel


Location: The Resistance Nest Bouley Hotel forms together with Bouley Harbour and Bouley Bay upper the Strongpoint Bouley with the Company Command post at Bouley Harbour. It lies in the second line between Resistance Nest Bouley upper and Resistance Nest Jasmin

Complement:
Two NCOs and six Other Ranks

Unit's Weapons:
One heavy Machine Gun 34 and one light Machine Gun 13

Static Weapons:
Two 5cm French mortars

Battle Orders:
The Resistance Nest Bouley Hotel has to orders to block the dip in the road near Bouley Harbour and Rock Mount, as well as Bouley Harbour and above positions. Enemy air landings, attacks from the sea and approaching enemy are to be destroyed

Battle Command: By attack from the sea, together with Bouley Upper block the Rock Mount dip through fire. Defend Bouley Hotel against enemy attack from the land



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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