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A member of the French Resistance.    Châteaudun, France - 1944

Watched by two small boys, a member of the FFI (French Forces of the Interior) poses with his Bren gun at Châteaudun, 1944 The French Forces of the Interior (French: Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur).

Welcoming scenes by local Resistance fighters such as these waving ...

Welcoming scenes by local Resistance fighters such as these waving German Karabiner Mauser rifles greet the Allies on their advance through France.

Members of the French Resistance stand armed behind a barricade during the Liberation of Paris from German forces. It is estimated that between 800 and 1,000 resistance fighters were killed during the battle, and another 1,500 were wounded before the Germans surrendered the city. Paris, Île-de-France, France. August 1944. Image taken by Robert Doisneau.

Members of the French Resistance stand armed behind a barricade during the Liberation of Paris from German forces, August 1944 - Robert DOISNEAU

France, A German soldier and a captive of the French resistance.

World War II in France - a German soldier and a captive of the French resistance.

French Militiaman is Fastened to Stake Before his Execution, France, 1944 - HU031043 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. One of the six French militiamen found guilty of treason by collaborating with the Germans is fastened to a stake by a guard before his execution. September 13, 1944

French Militiaman is Fastened to Stake Before his Execution, France, 1944

FRANCE-- These women are members of the FFI (French Forces of the Interior), acting as guides, scouts, and assisting in mopping up the Germans in captured towns. August 16, 1944

France-- These Women Are Members Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

bag-of-dirt: “ Soldiers of the Free French Forces (Forces françaises libres), military units who joined “Free France” (la France libre), the Resistance organisation founded by Charles de Gaulle in assist in mopping up pockets of the German.

A group of French teenage girls hugs a soldier during the liberation of Paris, France, from German occupation during World War II. The soldier is smiling and holding his rifle. 25 Aug 1944 (Photo by RDA/Getty Images)

A group of French teenage girls hugs a soldier during the liberation of Paris, France, from German occupation during World War II. The soldier is smiling and holding his rifle. 25 Aug 1944 (Photo by RDA/Getty Images)

Cecile Pearl Witherington, World War II SOE agent born in Paris to British parents

Cecile Pearl Witherington, World War II SOE agent born in Paris to British parents

Jean Moulin, who unified French Resistance in WW2, is one of the greatest heroes in France, perhaps supplanting even Joan of Arc.

Jean Moulin, who unified French Resistance in is one of the greatest heroes in France, perhaps supplanting even Joan of Arc.

U.S. Army soldiers talking to the only French girl left in Cerisy-la-salle, France after the Allied invasion of Normandy. July 25, 1944

US Soldiers talking to the only French girl left in Cerisy la Salle France After the allied invasion of Normandy July 25 1944

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