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Resistance Nest La Mare Mill

Location: Below Val De La Mare reservoir

Complement: Four NCOs Sixteen other ranks

Unit’s Weapons: One sMG 34, one 8.8cm Raketenpanzerbusche 54 "panzerschreck"

Static Weapons: Two sMG34 in a 6 loophole turret bunker (type 632) two 8cm FK 30(t), 5cm Festungsgrenatwerfer 210 (f), One leMG 106(f) 40cm Searchlight

Initially setup as a coastal artillery battery with two field guns and an early reinforced observation bunker (found in the brambles on the hight of the hill. in 1942 the
sechsschartenturm Type 632 machine gun bunker was built and remains today. It is often open for free and myself and my children love visiting. The CIOS guides were very friendly and their knowledge is amazing.

Battle Orders: TBC

Battle Command: TBC

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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