WN Verclut


Resistance Nest Verclut, Company Command Post, is a second line fighting installation. Neighbouring left is Operational Position Woodlands, behind the firing position of 13./H.K.A.R. 1265.


Three NCOs and seventeen Other Ranks. Reserve: two officers, five NCOs and twenty-four Other Ranks from 13./HAKR 1265 Batterie Schlieffen

German Record Details

2 x 8cm Gr.W.34.
1 x s.MG 34
2 x le.Lad.Werfer
1 x 4,7cm Pak 36 (t) mit MG gekoppelt
1 x 40 cm Scheinwerfer.

Weapons and Equipment

Two 8cm mortars
One heavy Machine Gun 34
One 20cm spigot mortar
One 4.7cm Czechoslovakian Anti-Tank gun mounted with a Machine Gun
One 40cm searchlight

Objective and Function (translated)

The Resistance Nest Verclut has orders to work in co-operation with Strongpoint La Rocque to defend against attacks from the sea, land and air and in the intervening area the enemy is to be destroyed by fire).

By penetration in the intervening area or through enemy air landings work together with Operational Position Woodlands and the 13 Army Coastal Artillery Regiment 1265, with the latter as well as the Resistance Nest under attack or the Battery firing position).

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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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