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Resistance Nest La Motte A


Location: The Resistance Nest La Motte A together with Resistance Nest La Motte B forms “Strongpoint La Motte”. It lies between the Anti-Aircraft Platoon I./11./364 Grève d’Azette (long line) and the Resistance Nest La Motte B

Complement: Two NCOs and seven Other Ranks

Unit’s Weapons: One light Machine Gun 34

Static Weapons: One light Machine Gun 34, one 5cm emplaced tank gun and one 40cm searchlight

Battle Orders: The Resistance Nest La Motte A has orders to defend the coast “long line” and west section of St Clerment’s Bay from enemy attack from the sea, land and air. The enemy is to be destroyed by counter attack

Battle Command: By attack against the coast “long line” work in co-operation with Resistance Nest Grande Charrière and Anti-Aircraft Platoon I./II.364





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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