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La bataille de France, 10 mai – 22 juin 1940

La bataille de France, 10 mai – 22 juin 1940

World War II. Women walking on the Champs-Elysées in Paris (France) during the German occupation. Summer 1942. Photograph in colour by the SS Paul Augustin.

Women walking on the Champs-Elysées in Paris - - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. World War II. Women walking on the Champs-Elysées in Paris (France) during the German occupation. Summer Photograph in colour by the SS Paul Augustin.

A member of the Orthodox youth movement Yeshurun, Margot Cohn was a member of the French Resistance who helped smuggle Jewish children out of France to Palestine (the land of Israel) during World War II.

Teenagers have always been hero's. A member of the Orthodox youth movement, Margot Cohn helped smuggle Jewish children out of France to Palestine during World War II.

The Battle of Dunkirk during World War II ended with the evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from May 26 to June 4, 1940. A huge force of Allied soldiers were cut off in northern France by the German army as it advanced to the English Channel coast at Calais. Over 330,000 Allied troops...

The Battle of Dunkirk during World War II ended with the evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from May 26 to June 4, 1940. A huge force of Allied soldiers were cut off in northern France by the German army as it advanced to the English Channel coast at Calais. Over 330,000 Allied troops...

Lucie Aubrac  -  France  -  June 29, 1912 – March 14, 2007  Lucie was a school teacher who became a member of the French resistance along with her husband, Raymond.  When Raymond & his friend, known badass, Jean Moulin, were arrested by the Gestapo, Lucie wasn’t having that shit.  Instead, she got some of her friends together & they managed to break Raymond out of there (killing 6 Germans in the process) along with 13 others in a jailbreak worthy of being made into a movie.

Lucie Aubrac a French history teacher and member of the French Resistance during World War II.

The Best of World War II: Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France. This isn't your typical Occupied France book - Priscilla was not in the Resistance and she was not actively participating against the Germans. What she did do  may shock you. An absolute must read for those interested in this aspect of WW2 history.

Nicholas Shakespeare shares the heartbreaking and inspiring story of his aunt's hidden past in his work of narrative nonfiction Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France.

A woman with a shaven head, accused of collaborating with the Germans during the German occupation of France, is marched away by a member of the French Resistance in a street at Chartres after the city's liberation. August 1944

A woman with a shaven head, accused of collaborating with the Germans during the German occupation of France, is marched away by a member of the French Resistance in a street at Chartres after the city's liberation.

World War II. Invasion of France. Capture of Dunkirk (North). July 1940. French civilians and German soldiers. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

World War II. Invasion of France. Capture of Dunkirk (North). July French civilians and German soldiers. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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