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Maquis - Part of the French Resistance in WWII

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In this photo, we see members of the Maquis (French resistors) at La Tresorerie (near Boulogne-sur-Mer, France), on the 14th September, 1944.  As noted by H.R. Kedward, in his book In Search of the Maquis:  Rural Resistance in Southern France, 1942-1944:

Gradually the darker, malignant side of this presence [that is, the Nazi presence in France] began to be felt by the sudden disappearance of a friend, or the distinctive ring of a telephone in an empty flat, and in these ways it was absence which came to mark the impact of the Occupation most acutely.  (Kedward, page 1.)

It was to resist such actions, and more, that members of the Maquis fought back.


Media Credits

Photograph by Donald I. Grant, originally maintained at the Department of National Defence, now at the Library and Archives Canada. 

Image PA-166396 online, courtesy Library and Archives Canada.

 

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