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France. A French man and woman fight with captured German weapons as both civilians and members of the French Forces of the Interior took the fight to the Germans, in Paris in August of 1944, prior to the surrender of German forces and the Liberation of Paris on August 25. You don't only have to thank the soldiers who liberate cities like Paris but also the civilians... ~

A French man and woman fight with captured German weapons. As both civilians & members of the French Forces of the Interior took the fight to the Germans, in Paris in August of prior to the surrender of German forces and the Liberation of Paris on August

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.

Nancy Wake: French Maquis, SOE operative, and all around Gestapo bane (once killed an SS officer with her bare hands), she was the most decorated Allied woman of WWII.

Nancy Wake: French Maquis, SOE operative, and all around Gestapo bane (once killed an SS officer with her bare hands), she was the most decorated Allied woman of WWII. History and WWII

This wire service photograph, shows Neopolitan youth that fought the Germans in Naples before the arrival of the Allies.

world War II Italian resistance. Photo b/w, photo, never forget, heroes, history.

French girls from FFI in Bretagne 1944

French girls from Free French Infantry in England.Mills grenades on their

While Germany occupied Poland from 1939-1945, a critical youth movement went underground along with the Polish Home army. The Polish Scouts, which had been founded in the early 20th century, became the Szare Szeregi, or Gray Ranks, training the next generation of soldiers and citizens. Above: Girl Scouts 1926. It is my sincere wish to serve...  Read more »

Youth in Resistance: The Polish Scouts

While Germany occupied Poland from 1939-1945, a critical youth movement went underground along with the Polish Home army. The Polish Scouts, which had been founded in the early 20th century, became the Szare Szeregi, or Gray Ranks, training the next generation of soldiers and citizens. Above: Girl Scouts 1926. It is my sincere wish to serve... Read more »

Erika, a 15-year-old girl, a Hungarian Freedom Fighter, carries a machine gun in Budapest during the revolution, 1956, she was eventually shot by the Soviets  (via chaplinnn)

Erika, a girl, a Hungarian Freedom Fighter, carries a machine gun in Budapest during the revolution, she was eventually shot by the Soviets (via chaplinnn)

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The White Rose Leaflets: these teens were beheaded by Hitler's regime for handing out leaflets against the Holocaust. Every Trump supporter/human should have to read these.

Monument to Jean Moulin, leader of the French Resistance in WWII, located in Chartres close to the famous Chartres Cathedral. My grandfather Jean Labiche (a former French Foreign Legion soldier) worked in the French Resistance w/Moulin in Chartres, & it was his hand the statue was modeled from after the war in commemoration.

Monument to Jean Moulin, leader of the French Resistance in WWII, located in Chartres close to the famous Chartres Cathedral. My grandfather Jean Labiche (a former French Foreign Legion soldier) worked in the French Resistance w/Moulin in Chartres, & it was his hand the statue was modeled from after the war in commemoration.

Le groupe Manouchian avant son exécution

Photo of members of the Manouchian Group (named for their Armenian leader) a Communist immigrant resistance network in France after their arrest. They were executed on February The excellent movie "Army of Crime" is based on this.

French Resistance Fighters guard German supply train that has been destroyed by US armored forces, Aug 1944.

August 1944 - French Resistance Fighters guard German supply train that has been destroyed by U.

Women marking the pattern of uniforms onto material with chalk in preparation for the cutting stage of the process. Nine hundred miles of khaki serge produces 5,000,000 battle suits and 6,000,000 pairs of trousers. UK, 1941.

Making Uniforms Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Keystone

UK: Women marking the pattern of uniforms onto material with chalk in preparation for the cutting stage of the process. Nine hundred miles of khaki serge produces battle suits and pairs of trousers.

LIFE at the Liberation of Paris: A Photographer’s Story | LIFE.com

LIFE at the Liberation of Paris: A Photographer's Story

Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images A family seeks safety beside a Jeep as French Resistance fighters and Free French troops try to take out a German sniper during the Liberation of Paris in August

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