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Resistance Nest Jasmin


Location: The Resistance Nest Jasmin is a Second Line Resistance Nest. It lies on the highest section of the island between Strongpoint Bouley and Resistance Nest Bonne Nuit Fort

Complement:
Two NCOs and ten Other Ranks

Unit’s Weapons:

Static Weapons: Two light Machine Gun 34’s, two French Machine Guns mounted in Somua tank turrets, two 5cm French fortress mortars, one 40cm searchlight and one twin Machine Gun 34 on a Anti Aircraft mount


Battle Orders:
The Resistance Nest Jasmin has orders, supported by the positions above, to defend against enemy landings in Giffard Bay, against Resistance Nest Bonne Nuit and oneself with under support. Prevent enemy attack from land against Resistance Nest Bonne Nuit Fort and Resistance Nest Bonne Nuit Harbour as well as Point 440

Battle Command:
The Resistance Nest is to work together with and dependant on Resistance Nest Bonne Nuit Fort and Bonne Nuit Harbour





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.

Jargon Help

Widerstandsnest (WN) = Resistance Nest (RN)
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.

Stützpunkt St.P = Strongpoint (STP)
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

Sources of Information

German Documents are housed at The National Archived in Washington or Archive in Kew UK
T-78 Roll 318
T-78 Roll 317
T-315 Roll 1639
T-315 Roll 1643
T-311 Roll 27
T-312 Roll 1545

Operation Green Arrows - Occupation of the Channel Islands MOD 584
Allied Technical Intelligence Reports 1944-45
German Preparations for Invasion of the United Kingdom 1941-42
B-833, 319th Infantry Division (1941-45)
German Seacoast Defenses, European Theatre - prepared by the Seacoast Artillery Evaluation Board
Jersey Occupied by Michael Ginns - ISBN 978-1-905095-29-2
Operation Nestegg Plans
Operation Hardtack Plans
Operation Basalt Plans
RAF Photos care of The National Collection of Aerial Photography
Bundesarchiv - Multiple Photos - and Files
Map of slave labour camps. Kindly Provided by Emilio Pérez
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