Widerstandnest Fort Henry – Jersey, United Kingdom


Fort Henry – Widerstandsnest Fort Henry – Jersey, U.K.

Strongpoint Fort Henry

The Germans made use of existing fortification on Jersey Island. As they did with Fort Heny. The Fort was built in 1758 at the Royal Bay of Grouville. They added platforms for Machineguns and such.

Fort Henry – Widerstandsnest Fort Henry – Jersey, U.K.
Fort Henry with an WW2 added Machine Gun stand at the corner- Widerstandsnest Fort Henry – Jersey, U.K.
Fort Henry with an WW2 added Machine Gun stand at the corner- Widerstandsnest Fort Henry – Jersey, U.K.
Fort Henry with a MG platform – Widerstandsnest Fort Henry – Jersey, U.K.

An anti-tank wall was built at the seaside together with two Regelbau 670 gun bunkers for two 10,5 cm Kanone 331 (f). Ditches and barbed wire around the fort and staggered stakes, barbed wire and mines at the seaside.

Regelbau 670 at Grouville Bay – Widerstandsnest Fort Henry – Jersey, United Kingdom
Regelbau 670 with VF Beobachtung – Widerstandsnest Fort Henry
Regelbau 670 – Widerstandsnest Fort Henry – Jersey, U.K.
Regelbau 670 – Widerstandsnest Fort Henry – Jersey, U.K.
Regelbau 670, sealed gun position- Widerstandsnest Fort Henry – Jersey, U.K.
Fort Henry and Casemate nr 2 – Regelbau 670, during World War Two – courtesy of theislandwiki

Grouville Bay with barbed wire, mines and sea defenses during the war, picture from the Green Book with courtesy theislandwiki
Regelbau 670 with VF Beobachtung – Widerstandsnest Fort Henry
Fort Henry and Casemate nr 2 camouflaged as a house – Regelbau 670 and the observation post in front – courtesy of theislandwiki
Regelbau 670 with VF Beobachtung or observation – Widerstandsnest Fort Henry

Besides the two French guns there were two 5 cm French mortars at this Widerstandsnest, six machineguns, ten flamethrowers, two 30 cm searchlight, one 60 cm searchlight and one 40 cm.

Pat is talking a walk to get a photo at Widerstandsnest Fort Henry, the Anti-tank wall and Fort Henry in the back
Pat is talking a walk to get a photo at Widerstandsnest Fort Henry, the Anti-tank wall at Grouville Bay and Fort Henry in the back
View on both Regelbau 670 bunker with VF Beobachtung and Fort Henry (the photo)

Visit

Bring a helmet ! There is a golf course around Fort Henry so pay attention for your own savety. You can visit the area but you cannot enter Fort Heny or the Casemates, Maybe the Jersey War Tours can give more information.


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