French Resistance Fighter


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Table of 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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An engaging, human account of the gritty reality behind the French resistance to Nazi occupation.

About the Author

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.


"The book covers the various organizations and how they were combined in 1944 as the FFI... [It] gives a good view of the resistance role and how the fighters were equipped and supported by the allies." --Joe Kauffman, SITEO Newsletter (October 2007) "Terry Crowdy's French Resistance Fighter: France's Secret Army surveys the underground force that was the French Resistance during the war, covering patriot activities, motivation and achievements." --The Bookwatch (December 2007) "Terry Crowdy's French Resistance Fighter: France's secret army joins the 'Warrior' series to analyze the French Resistance which terrorized German forces. Photos and first-hand accounts of struggle, capture and torture at the hands of Germans make for a striking account suitable for in-depth World War II collections." --California Bookwatch (August 2007) "Illustrated by Steve Noon, also provided are full page color illustrations detailing scenes from the Resistance in addition to many black and white photos... Although a relatively small book at 64 pages, it is highly informative and educational." --Timothy Baghurst, The Traveler (September 2007)

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