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Resistance Nest Rozel Fort

From the German WWII records

Location: : The Resistance Nest Rozel Fort dominates Height 176 lying between Rozel Harbour and Strongpoint Bouley
Four NCOs and twenty-one Other Ranks
Unit’s Weapons:
One light Machine Gun 34 and one 8cm mortar
Static Weapons:
Two light Machine Gun 34’s, one heavy Machine Gun 34, one twin Machine Gun mount, one light French 311 Machine Gun mounted in a Renault FT 17 tank turret, two 5cm mortars, one 3.7cm Anti-Tank gun, one 10.5cm gun, one flamethrower, one 30cm Infantry searchlight, one 40 cm hand searchlight, one 60cm Infantry searchlight, three flare apparatus, one signalling apparatus and one binocular periscope
Battle Orders:
The Resistance Nest Rozel Fort has orders to defend Rozel and Sauchet Bays with the prepared positions on both sides of the promontory against every enemy attack from the sea, land and air. By air landings in the immediate proximity engage in fighting
Battle Command:
By landings in Rozel Bay work in co-operation with Resistance nest Rozel Harbour and the battery at La Coupe [Batterie Haesler]. From attack in Bouley Bay work in co-operation with Strongpoint Bouley’s guns

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Exploring bunkers:

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  • 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
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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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