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Resistance Nest Hohe 212

Location: The Resistance Nest 212, also the Company Command Post, is a Second Line Resistance Nest, lies between Resistance Nest 190 and Battery Position 6./Artillery Regiment 319 [Batterie Brauchitsch]

Complement: One NCO and ten Other Ranks

Unit’s Weapons: Two light Machine Gun 34’s (also with heavy Machine Gun mounts) and two 20cm spigot mortars)

Static Weapons:

Battle Orders: The Resistance Nest 212 has orders with Resistance Nests Fort Henry and Gorey Harbour to defend the north section of Grouville Bay against attempts at landing through fire from command positions. Enemy penetrating the intervening area are to be destroyed by fire. Defend from land and air attacks. The Resistance Nest is to destroy the enemy

Battle Command: In the event of all attacks work in co-operation with Resistance Nest 190 and the 6th Battery, Artillery Regiment 319

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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