Widerstandsnest Le Braye at St Ouen’s Bay – Jersey, United Kingdom


Machinegun stand intergrated in the sea wall at Widerstandsnest Le Braye - Jersey, United Kingdom
Machinegun stand intergrated in the sea wall at Widerstandsnest Le Braye – Jersey, United Kingdom

W52, Widerstandsnest 52 – Le Braye

There is a big entrance towards the beach these days. you can drive the car upon the beach but we have no idea how it was back then. Two machinegun position are built at the sea wall’s side with their gun ports integrated in the wall. The 4.7cm Festung Pak K 36(t) gun port is integrating in the wall as well, covering the anti-tank wall to the north.

Machinegun stand intergrated in the sea wall at Widerstandsnest Le Braye - Jersey, United Kingdom
Machinegun stand intergrated in the sea wall at Widerstandsnest Le Braye – Jersey, United Kingdom
Mortar stand and machinegun stand at Widerstandsnest Le Braye - Jersey, United Kingdom
Mortar stand and machinegun stand at Widerstandsnest Le Braye – Jersey, United Kingdom
Machinegun stand at Widerstandsnest Le Braye - Jersey, United Kingdom
Machinegun stand at Widerstandsnest Le Braye – Jersey, United Kingdom

The Widerstandsnest has a WaKoFest 631 bunker for the 4,7 cm Anti-Tank gun, two VF machinegun positions, a OB GRW – a observation and 50 mm Granatwerfer / mortar position and a FA garage for the 40cm searchlight and a flame thrower. There was a 3,7 cm French tank turret at WN. La Braye, but it was removed after the war, probably from a French FT Tank.

Searchlight garage - Widerstandsnest Le Braye - Jersey, United Kingdom
Searchlight garage – Widerstandsnest Le Braye – Jersey, United Kingdom

Visit

There is a car park nearby and it is free to visit. They bigger bunker is not open for public.


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