WN Le Rocque B

Details

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

Numbers 

Two NCOs and fourteen Other Ranks

 
German Record Details

2 x le.MG 34 (als s.MG eingesetzt)
1 x MG 311 (f) i.Pz.Dr.T.
1 x 3,7cm KwK 144 (f),
1x 10,5cm Kan. 331 (f),
1 x 10,5cm Kan. 331 (f) auf Pivot
1 x 60cm Scheinwerfer

 
Weapons and Equipment

Two light Machine Gun 34’s (also heavy machine gun mounts)
One French 311 Machine Gun mounted in a Renault FT 17 tank turret
One 10.5cm French gun (casemated)
One 10.5cm French gun mounted in an open position on a pivot
One 60cm searchlight

 
Objective and Function (translated)

The Resistance Nest La Rocque B has orders to defend the south east point of the island and the south section of Grouville Bay from enemy attack from the sea, land and air. Enemy insurgents to be destroyed by the Resistance Nest. By attack against the south east point work together with Resistance Nest La Rocque A. By attempts at landing against Grouville Bay work together with Resistance Nest Fort Henry and Gorey Harbour).

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