WN Le Rocque A

Details

The Resistance Nest La Rocque A together with the Resistance Nest La Rocque B, forms the “Strong Point La Rocque”. It lies between the Operational Position Le Hocq and the Resistance Nest La Rocque B

Numbers 

Four NCOs and nineteen Other Ranks

 
German Record Details

3 x le.MG 34 (2 als s.MG eingesetzt)
1 x MG 311 (f) i.Pz.Dr.T.
1 x 3,7cm KwK 144 (f) mit MG gekoppelt
1 x 5cm Pak 38
1 x m.Fla.W.
1 x 40 cm Scheinwerfer
1 x 60cm Scheinwerfer

 
Weapons and Equipment

Three light Machine Gun 34’s (two with heavy machine gun mounts)
One French 311 Machine Gun mounted in a Renault FT 17 tank turret
One 3.7cm French Puteaux gun mounted in a APX-R tank turret with a co-axial Machine Gun
One 5cm Anti-Tank gun
One medium flame thrower
One 40cm searchlight
One 60cm searchlight

 
Objective and Function (translated)

The Resistance Nest La Rocque A has orders to defend the position against enemy attacks by land, sea and air on the South East point of the island in particular the Jetty. Enemy insurgents are to be destroyed

In the event of attacks on the South East point, work in co-operation with La Rocque B; by attacks in St Clement’s Bay work with La Motte B and the Operational Post Le Hocq)

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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 
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Onsite visits & internet research 
After the Battle Multiple Magazines 

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