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Resistance Nest Bouley Oben

Location: The Resistance Nest Bouley Upper forms together with Bouley Hotel and Bouley Harbour the Strongpoint Bouley. Company Command Post at Bouley Harbour. It lies in the second line between the street to Bouley Harbour and Jardin d’Olivet

One NCO and fourteen Other Ranks

Unit's Weapons:
One heavy Machine Gun 34

Static Weapons:
Two light Machine Gun 34’s, two mortars and one 3.7cm Anti-Tank gun

Battle Orders:
The Resistance Nest Bouley Bay Upper has orders to block the dip in the road next to Bouley Harbour and the dip at Rock Mount. Bouley Harbour is supported by the positions above. Enemy air landings and attack from the land side are to be destroyed

Battle Command: By attack from the sea and enemy penetration in Bouley Harbour, block the dip at Rock Mount together with Bouley Hotel through fire. By attack from the land together with Bouley Hotel defend Bouley Harbour from attack
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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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