Rule 5 Blogging: Maquisards

It’s the weekend and time, once again, for our version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacy McCain described as putting pictures of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Roseanne Barr in her summer clothes, but women, in full military gear, serving their countries in the armed forces. The terribly sexist authors on this site celebrate strong women, women who can take care of themselves and take care of others, women who have been willing to put their lives on the line in some not-so-friendly places, women who truly do have the “We can do it!” attitude.

The Maquis were the Free French guerrilla fighters during World War II, the Forces Françaises de l’Interieur. Most of the women who worked actively with the Resistance performed roles other than as fighters, but some were armed warriors.

Nancy Wake, known to the Gestapo as the “White Mouse,” who couldn’t be caught, was a British agent who was the liaison between the UK and the Maquis, the Forces Françaises de l’Interieur, or Free French resistance fighters during World War II. She was an active guerrilla fighter, accounted as an excellent shot, and was one of the most decorated women for the Allies during the war.

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