Simone Segouin, also known by her nom de guerre Nicole Minet, a former French resistance fighter who served in the Francs-Tireurs et Partisans group.


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13 Feb 2018 20:28 - +259
She's still alive if anyone's wondering. She's 92.
13 Feb 2018 20:01 - +111
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13 Feb 2018 20:50 - +80
My grandma was a partisan fighter as well, she escaped home at 16, because they wanted to marry her off to another family. She met my grandpa fighting zee Germans (and fascist Italians) and they did it in the bushes
13 Feb 2018 20:30 - +41
MP40?
13 Feb 2018 20:40 - +25
The kid on the right looks like the red head kid from The Sandlot. Well, half of him at least. In all seriousness, great work!!
13 Feb 2018 20:51 - +14
Dat lack of trigger discipline, tho
13 Feb 2018 22:04 - +10
Does anyone have any book recommendations that covers the French Resistance?
13 Feb 2018 23:00 - +10
[She looks more badass in this picture.](http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gLmzFHecsrY/VhmMXMWBEeI/AAAAAAAAHC0/Q0iwi3CxduY/s1600/Sequoin%252C%2BSimone%2B2.jpg)
13 Feb 2018 21:14 - +6
There's a really good fictional book about female french resistance fighters called The Nightengale for anyone that's wondering. Beware, you will cry
13 Feb 2018 22:26 - +5
What's the reasoning behind having a nom de guerre?
13 Feb 2018 21:43 - +5
What's the metal object tucked in her sash?
13 Feb 2018 22:45 - +4
Resting "I will cut you" face.
13 Feb 2018 23:00 - +4
True Antifa
13 Feb 2018 22:47 - +4
The original Antifa.
13 Feb 2018 23:23 - +2
Artemis from Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia?
13 Feb 2018 23:02 - +2
That pinky ring is gangster.
13 Feb 2018 23:36 - +2
Interesting fact: Francs-Tireurs et Partisans was the French communist party. They were neutral until Germany attacked USSR.
13 Feb 2018 23:12 - +2
She appears to be wearing an armband. Any clue as to what the symbol is? I assume it's a Cross of Lorraine, but it doesn't really look like it.
13 Feb 2018 23:43 - +1
She must be happy to see the nazis down
13 Feb 2018 22:23 - +1
what a volcanic ensemble
13 Feb 2018 23:08 - +1
Best picture of the mp40 honestly. Truly makes it look like a beast
13 Feb 2018 23:30 - +1
It's [Yara Greyjoy!](https://imagesvc.timeincuk.net/v3/keystone/image?url=http://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/46/2017/07/game-of-thrones-yara-greyjoy-1220x686.jpg&q=82)
13 Feb 2018 23:25 - +1
That last croissant is mine! Give it up!
13 Feb 2018 22:36 - +1
Uses a mp-40 cool !
13 Feb 2018 23:28 - +1
This keeps repeating in my head. [Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once.](https://images.gr-assets.com/hostedimages/1380393191ra/756938.gif)
13 Feb 2018 23:25 - +1
Totally badass, but low key looks like a retro USPS mail carrier
13 Feb 2018 23:35 - +1
My cousin (loosely - she was my great-grandmother’s niece) fought in the Warsaw Uprising with a group of subversive teachers in 1944. They traveled six hours from their hometown across occupied Poland to do so. One teacher and his wife were brutally executed by the Nazis, and she was captured. Between September 1944 and the end of the war, she was moved from Dulag 121 (Pruszków), to Auschwitz, to Ravensbrück, and then to Buchenwald. She returned home. She was 25 upon liberation. I have to wonder if my family was a particular target for the Nazis - four of her cousins, all siblings, were forcibly taken from their village to be forced laborers in Germany, and her kid brother was a lieutenant in Armia Krajowa (the Home Army, of the Polish Underground) by the age of 18.
13 Feb 2018 23:26 - +1
Not a handsome woman by any stretch of the imagination
13 Feb 2018 22:46 - +1
OP: Here's a cool photo of an interesting historical figure reddit: 50 comments about the gun
13 Feb 2018 22:33 - +1
She looks like a younger version of Mom from goonies.
13 Feb 2018 21:38 - +0
No skill mp40 what a tryhard.
13 Feb 2018 23:14 - +0
Gah! Posing with a finger on the triggah!
13 Feb 2018 22:02 - +-5
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13 Feb 2018 22:50 - +-5
Horrific trigger discipline
13 Feb 2018 22:43 - +-6
**FINGER ON THE TRIGGER!!**
13 Feb 2018 21:36 - +-7
Terrible trigger discipline
13 Feb 2018 22:38 - +-7
Imagine the bush on this one
13 Feb 2018 22:31 - +-7
finally someone that is not a complete loser in the french army
13 Feb 2018 20:32 - +-12
She kinda looks like Pam from The Office.
13 Feb 2018 21:45 - +-12
Finger on the trigger and pants on backwards, what is she some sort of gangbanger?
13 Feb 2018 20:34 - +-15
Minet means blowjob in Russian

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