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Resistance Nest Hohe 190

Location: The Resistance Nest 190 is a Second Line Resistance Nest with neighbouring Resistance Nest 212 on the left hand side

Complement: One NCO and twelve Other Ranks

Unit’s Weapons: Two light Machine Gun 34’s (also with heavy Machine Gun mounts), two 8cm mortars and one 3.7cm Anti-Tank gun

Static Weapons:

Battle Orders: The Resistance Nest 190 has orders with the Resistance Nests Fort Henry and Gorey Harbour to defend the north section of Grouville Bay from attempts at landing. In the intervening area, R-street and Le Bourg, penetrated by enemy air landings are to be destroyed by fire and in particular land and air attack against the Resistance Nest.
Approaching enemy must be destroyed

Battle Command: The Resistance Nest 190 is to work together with Resistance Nest 212

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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