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fortress type observation towers built and named "Marine Peilstand und Messtellung" "Naval Direction Finding and Signalling Position". This was Number one and known now as the MP-1. The German forces had planned to build 9 which would control and direct the fire of Naval Coastal Artillery Batteries.

Marine Peilstand 1
MP1 Tower

Marine Peilstand 2
MP2 Tower

Marine Peilstand 3
MP3 Tower

Marine Peilstand 9
Basement flops only built

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.

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Resistance Nest (RN) = Widerstandsnest (WN)
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.

Strongpoint (STP) = Stützpunkt St.P
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

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
T-78 Roll 318
T-78 Roll 317
B-833, 319th Infantry Division (1941-45)

Multiple Photos
MP9 photos couurtesy of Mark Lamerton.

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