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A neglected hero of the French Resistance

One of the enduring controversies about World War II involves the ways that French citizens responded to the German occupation. Despite an understandable desire of later generations to emphasize resistance to the Nazis and the Vichy puppet government, collaboration and quiet acceptance were commonplace, especially in the early years of the war. 

It is not surprising that not everyone wanted to join the resistance. In occupied France, fighting back was hard, dangerous work and those

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