Communication Bunkers

In 1941 The German Signal Battalion 319 arrived to set up and take command of all communications in the islands. The Headquarters were located in Guernsey with two companies and Jersey had one Company. There was a small detachment in Alderney. The laying of the communication cable was the responsibility of the Fortress Cable Platoon. This network, where possible, would be buried 2 meters and protected with concrete conduits. The communications were centred at the Battle HQ's at Kernwerk the cables also interconnected with local lines. A german presence was therefore required at all civilian exchanges. 

Built into this network was three main exchanges in Type 617 bunkers the N2, N12 and the N22. Also Two Type 618sk bunkers at Kernwerk for Senior German Command. At Trinity, a repeater station was set up in a bunker that would become the Jersey Civil Defence Command Bunker. 

 

Type 617

Nachrichtenstand für Netzknotenpunkt

Communication bunker for telephone exchanges

Type618

Nachrichtenstand für höhere Stäbe

Communication bunker for Senior Officers

Kabelschaltstellen Switching post  

Kabelschaltbrunnen Cable Switch 

K01

Communication Bunker

K04

Communication Bunker

N02

Communication Bunker

N05

Communication Bunker

N08

Communication Bunker

N11

Communication Bunker

N14

Communication Bunker

N17

Communication Bunker

N20

Communication Bunker

N23

Communication Bunker

K02

Communication Bunker

Kernwerk Coms

Communication Bunker

N03

Communication Bunker

N06

Communication Bunker

N09

Communication Bunker

N12

Communication Bunker

N15

Communication Bunker

N18

Communication Bunker

N21

Communication Bunker

N24

Communication Bunker

K03

Communication Bunker

N01

Communication Bunker

N04

Communication Bunker

N07

Communication Bunker

N10

Communication Bunker

N13

Communication Bunker

N16

Communication Bunker

N19

Communication Bunker

N22

Communication Bunker

Trinity Bunker

Communication Bunker

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