What Did The French Resistance Do During The War?


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The French Resistance is the term used in reference to the resistance movements in France during the Second World War (1939-1945), and applies to those who rebelled against the Nazi Occupation of France and the Vichy Regime.

The French Resistance made a crucial contribution to the eventual collapse and subsequent defeat of the Third Reich.

What Did The French Resistance Do?

They made a number of vital contributions. The French Resistance basically consisted of small clusters of armed men and women, also called the maquis, who helped the allied soldiers wherever possible. They also include film-makers, exiled French citizens and so on.

Later, during operations Anvil and Dragoon, the French Resistance provided valuable assistance to Allied invasions.

And The Special Operations Executive (SOE)?

The SOE (Special Operations Executive) started to resist right from 1940. They sent radios, radiomen, weapons and advisors.

In 1944, resistance groups from all over France were contacted and coordinated for simultaneous offensives, and the French Resistance groups consequently increased their sabotage and guerrilla attacks. In addition, they derailed important trains, attacked German garrisons and blew up ammunition depots.
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Anonymous answered
The French Resistance helped the Allies fight against the Nazis during the war.

The French spies would collect information to give to the Allies to help them find out when the next attack was to take place.

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