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Report on the French Resistance

Apart from the sabotage of railways and telegraph lines, the French resistance (FFI or French Forces of the Interior) also attempted to ambush German troops moving to Normandy after D-Day. This sometimes provoked savage reprisals against French civilians: a massacre at Oradour sur Glane was carried out by troops from the 2nd SS Panzer Division soon after the incidents mentioned in the document shown here. This extract from a report by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) is part of a series of documents (HS 7) held at The National Archives containing SOE reports on underground activity in France.

Catalogue reference: HS 7/125 (1944)

Report on the French Resistance
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