The Road to Liberation - 10th December 1940
Updated: Dec 13, 2020
Good morning everyone
I hope you are all having a good week. Its been very busy on the digital side for us and we have been working to increase the speed of the website due to more people visiting during lockdown. It will never beat getting out and exploring but at least it's helping people plan future explores.
I hope you have a fantastic day!
Resistance Nest Fort Henry (above) was a coastal defence on the east coast of Jersey.
Click the link for more photos and WW2 maps. The videos below are from inside the two sealed type 670 bunkers.
One light Machine Gun 34
Two light Machine Gun 34’s (also with heavy machine Gun mounts)
Three heavy Machine Gun 34’s [six-loophole turret for heavy MG’s]
Two 5cm French mortars
Two 10.5cm French guns (casemated)
Two medium flamethrowers
Eight defence flamethrowers
Two 30cm searchlights
One 40cm searchlight
One 60cm searchlight
80 years ago today 10th of December 1940
Today would be the 163rd day of the Islands Occupation with 1,612 days remaining. No local diary entries today.
80 years ago today
10th of December 1940
80 years ago today the Royal Marine Siege Regiment moved to Martin Mill, Kent and fired a practice round at the German coastal defences in France using a 13.5inch Railwaygun. It produced immediate German retaliation, and a German shell landing within two yards of the railway gun, causing extensive damage,
The December book recommendation is "The Americans on D-Day."
This book has 450 dramatic photographs captured in northern France during the first day and week of its liberation and is available on kindle! Click the photo to find out more. It also would make a fantastic Christmas Present.