French Resistance Fighter

French Resistance Fighter

France's Secret Army

Warrior 117
  • Author: Terry Crowdy
  • Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Short code: WAR 117
  • Publication Date: 10 Jun 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846030765
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

Working as an underground force, the French Resistance was initially formed spontaneously from scattered groups of the displaced and discontent. As the war progressed the Resistance developed into a secret army, terrorizing the occupying forces and would-be collaborators alike although they were unprotected by the Geneva Convention and faced torture and execution if captured. Striking photographs, coupled with first-hand accounts of capture and its terrible consequences, create an engaging and human history of the French Resistance fighter. Terry Crowdy details the military achievements, tactics, backgrounds and motivations of the patriots whose assistance helped ensure the success of the D-Day landings and French liberation.

Biographical Note

Terry Crowdy has long been fascinated by many aspects of military history and takes great pleasure delving into forgotten historical sources and seeking information that has eluded others. The author of a number of articles and books, Terry lives in Kent, UK.Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for renowned publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Motivations for Resistance An Army in the Shadows Living Clandestinely Life in the Maquis Supply Drops Training Resistance Tactics A Final Reckoning Bibliography and Further Reading Colour Plate Commentary Index

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