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Constructed before 1790’s Fliquet Tower is believed to have been constructed to the same design as St Catherine Tower. At some point the mâchicoulis were removed reducing the height of the tower. It was constructed before 1787 and was probably one of the earliest towers to be completed. During the occupation the Germans modified the area including the tower. They made use of a telephone cable running ashore from France which had not been completely destroyed when the english force left. Until the American forces had control of the french cost this cable was a vital link to the mainland of France and key for communications.

Information from the German records
Location: The Resistance Nest Fliquet lies in the middle of Fliquet Bay between Resistance Nest Mole Verclut and Strongpoint Rozel
Unit’s Weapons: One light Machine Gun 34, one heavy Machine Gun 34 and one 5cm Russian mortar
Static Weapons: One 10.5cm French gun, one 40cm hand searchlight and one flare apparatus
Battle Orders: The Resistance Nest Fliquet has orders to prevent enemy landings in Fliquet Bay, especially enemy attack against the Cable House. Against air landings in the proximity immediately engage in fighting
Battle Command: By attempted enemy landings in the Fliquet Bay engage in fighting and work in co-operation against landings with Mole Verclut

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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