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Resistance Nest Rozel Hafen

Location: The Resistance Nest Rozel Harbour forms with Rozel Fort the Strongpoint Rozel and lies at Rozel Harbour entrance

Complement: Two NCOs and eight Other Ranks

Unit’s Weapons: One light Machine Gun 34

Static Weapons: One light French 311 Machine Gun mounted in a Renault FT 17 tank turret, one 3.7cm French Puteaux gun mounted in a Renault FT 17 tank turret, two defence flamethrowers and one 40cm hand searchlight

Battle Orders: The Resistance Nest Rozel Harbour has orders to prevent enemy landings in Rozel Bay, especially at Rozel Harbour. Against air landings in the proximity immediately engage in fighting. Resist withdrawal in prepared rear positions from land attack

Battle Command: The Resistance Nest Rozel Harbour fights in co-operation with Rozel Fort

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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