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French Women and The Resistance Movement of WWII.

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1 French Women and The Resistance Movement of WWII

2 Why? Many factors – Food stamps – Counter-culture

3 Who? – Previous political experience – Social Class – Most married women were drawn in by their husbands from the beginning.

4 What gave them an edge The fact that they were female Younger men would draw attention

5 What they did on the home front Houses could have been used for stocking arms or as a post box. Took care of injured soldiers

6 Actively Involved Some women chose to be actively involved. – Intelligence agents – Took in and helped save the lives of Jewish children and other refugees. – Infiltrating the Gestapo. Luring German officers.

7 Work for the Préfecture Forgery of vital Documents Intelligence agents Collection of information

8 Women in Combat

9 Compagnie Saint-Just Madeleine Riffaud Arme Secréte – Limoges – Lyon

10 Groupes-Francs Of Marseille Madeleine Baudoin

11 Bertie Albrechet Organized women to help families whose members were in prison. Came to be known as COSOR (Comité des Oeuvres Sociales de la Résistance)

12 Pearl Witherington Born in France Courier for the French Resistance Was a British Subject

13 Olga Bancic

14 Méliné Manouchain

15 France Bloch-Sérazin Chemist

16 Fanny Dutet and Betty Jegouzo Carried Guns


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