• Phil (JWT Admin)

The Road to Liberation - 15th January 1941

Good morning everyone

I fancied a look at Normandy today so above is Pointe du Hoc

Have a fantastic day!




Occupation Focus

Above (top) is the German Batterie Pointe du Hoc Found in Normandy, France between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, the Pointe du Hoc battery planned to provide the German forces with Artillery cover from its vertical cliff. Six Canon de 155 Grande Puissance Filloux (GPF) captured French artillery guns were installed as well as many Fortress strength bunkers. Like many Batteries, the guns were installed in temporary field type emplacements first, then the Organisation Todt built the Batterie up around them. However, this batterie was not complete in time for D-day.

The site was manned by the 2nd battery of the Heeres-Küsten-Artillerie 1260 commanded by Oberleutnant Frido Ebeling. HKAA.1260 was also responsible for Batterie Riva-Bella (1./HKAA 1260), Batterie Mont-Fleury (3./HKAA 1260) and Batterie Longues-sur-Mer (4./HKAA 1260).

As always, much more information on the blue link


80 years ago today in Jersey 15th January 1941

Today would be the 199th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,575 days remaining.

By order of the German Harbour Commandant, owners of damaged boats in St. Helier's Harbour must remove them immediately, arid owners of boats in the Old Harbour must remove them at once

German minefield reminder published with a visual of the signpost used with both German and English.


Further afield

15th January 1941