WN Nicolle Tower


Nicolle Tower was built in 1821 for Philippe Nicolle as a folly house on the site of an earlier navigation tower on Mont Ubé. It is adjacent to the Mont Ubé dolmen. During the occupation of the Channel Islands the German forces made some modifications to this tower, extending its height with a new top floor, including narrow windows, so that they could use the tower as an observation post. There are other structures near-by, including gun emplacements, and bunkers which were constructed during the occupation.

Troop Numbers 

Two NCOs and sixteen Other Ranks. Reserve: two officers, six NCOs and four Artillery Other Ranks

Troop Weapons 

3 x le.MG 34 (als s.MG eingesetzt), 2 x 8cm Gr.W.34.

Static Weapons and Equipment

1 x 4,7cm Pak k/36 (t) mit MG gekoppelt, 1 x R Pz B 54.

Battle Orders & Commands 

Resistance Nest Nicolle Tower with Strongpoint La Motte has battle orders to defend against attack from the sea, land and air. Penetration in the intervening areas, the area of the brook, Golf Course or the grounds of Samarés (Samarés Manor) enemy air landings are to be destroyed by gun-fire. Enemy approaching the Resistance Nest are to be subdued by counter-attack. Further defence of the Resistance Nest is the responsibility of Artillery Observation Post Nicolle Tower).

By attempts at landing from the sea work in co-operation with the Strongpoint La Motte. By air landings work in co-operation with the inland advancing fighting groups).

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