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Resistance Nest Sorel B

Location: The Resistance Nest Sorel B forms together with Resistance Sorel A the Strongpoint Sorel

Complement: Three Senior NCOs, four NCOs and twenty-seven Other Ranks

Unit’s Weapons: two light Machine Gun 34’s

Static Weapons: One heavy Machine Gun 34, two 5cm French mortars, one 20cm spigot mortar, one 3.7cm French Puteaux gun mounted in a Renault FT 17 tank turret, one 10.5cm French gun, two defence flamethrowers, six alarm flare apparatus and one 40cm hand searchlight

Battle Orders: The Resistance Nest Sorel B has orders to prevent enemy landings from the sea at Ronez Point, La Houle Bay and Grève de Lecq Bay working in co-operation with Sorel A and the Machine Gun Battalion in the neighbouring western Strongpoint. At the same time defend the signalling position and lighthouses at Sorel Point. Enemy insurgents are to be destroyed and enemy air landings from counter attack positions

Battle Command: By enemy land attack from Ronez Point and La Houle Bay Sorel B fights in co-operation with Sorel A. Enemy attacking from the land in the western coastal line Platoon Sectors Sorel and Grève de Lecq Bay, Sorel B fights landing opponents with machine guns, mortar fire and the 10.5cm gun

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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