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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


Occupation Focus

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.


Further afield

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.

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