WN Hohe 212

Details

The Resistance Nest 212, also the Company Command Post, is a Second Line Resistance Nest, lies between Resistance Nest 190 and 6./AR 319 Batterie Brauchitsch

Numbers 

One NCO and ten Other Ranks

 
German Record Details

2 x le.MG 34 (als s.MG eingesetzt)
2 x 20cm le.Lad.Werfer

 
Weapons and Equipment

Two light Machine Gun 34’s (also with heavy Machine Gun mounts)
Two 20cm spigot mortars

 
Objective and Function (translated)

The Resistance Nest 212 has orders with Resistance Nests Fort Henry and Gorey Harbour to defend the north section of Grouville Bay. In the event of all attacks work in co-operation with Resistance Nest 190 and the 6/AR 319 against attempts at landing through fire from command positions. Enemy penetrating the intervening area are to be destroyed by fire. Defend from land and air attacks.The Resistance Nest is to destroy the enemy.

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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

Einsatzstellung = Operational Position or Action Post 
Smaller MG type position generally it was only maned during an alert 

Feldwache = Field Watch

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

AOK 7 War Diary

OKW War Diary

Operation Green Arrow - 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 
A Map of slave labour camps. Kindly Provided by Emilio Pérez 
Photo's and information provided by fans 
Onsite visits & internet research 
After the Battle Multiple Magazines 

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