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Resistance Nest Sorel A

Location: The Resistance Nest Sorel A forms together with the Resistance Nest Sorel B the Strongpoint Sorel. It lies on the north coast between St John’s Bay and the Bay of Grève de Lecq

Complement: Four NCOs and sixteen Other Ranks.

Unit’s Weapons: Three light Machine Gun 34’s, one heavy Machine Gun 34, two 8cm mortars and one binocular periscope

Static Weapons: One light Machine Gun 34, one heavy Machine Gun 34, two 5cm French mortars, six defence flamethrowers, six alarm flare apparatus and one 60cm searchlight

Battle Orders: The Resistance Nest Sorel A has orders to prevent enemy landings using all weapons. Enemy air landings in the Platoon Sector Sorel are to be destroyed by counter attack

Battle Command: By enemy attack in Bonne Nuit Bay work in co-operation with Resistance Nests Bonne Nuit and Jasmin. By land attack work together with Sorel B

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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