French Resistance

Spanish anti-fascist ‘prisoners of war’ in Lancashire, 1944–46

Spanish anti-fascist prisoners in Chorley

Fascinating and detailed paper by Richard Cleminson examining the appalling treatment of Spanish anti-fascist resistance fighters during World War II being detained in internment camps in Britain alongside Nazi and fascist prisoners.

WCH E4: Anti-Nazi youth movements in World War II

A group of Edelweiss Pirates

An interview with historian Nick Heath about anti-Nazi youth cultural movements in fascist Europe before and during World War II. In particular we look at the German Edelweiss Pirates and Swing Kids, the French Zazous and the Austrian Schlurfs.

Review: Soldiers of the night: the story of the French resistance by David Schoenbrun

Simone Seguin, French resistance fighter, Paris

Stuart Christie's review of David Schoenbrun's book on the French resistance during World War II.

The Nord-Pas-de-Calais miners' strike, 1941

A pit occupied by Nazi troops

A short history of the mass strike of miners in Nazi-occupied northern France from 27 May to 10 June. Despite heavy repression it won improvements to pay and conditions.

The anarchists who liberated Paris, and why they did it - Robert P Helms

Spanish Republicans on the Guadalajara tank

A short account of General Leclerc's 9th Company, better known as La Nueve, who were the first allied soldiers to link with the resistance in the liberation of Paris.

Death to the brutes

Following is a complete translation of the anarchist poster
titled "Death to The Brutes." One hundred fifty copies were
printed in August, 1943; it was signed International
Revolutionary Syndicalist Federation (F.I.S.R.).
The Stan Iverson Memorial Library & Anarchist Archives

To All Intellectual And Manual Workers

The following is a complete translation of a text written in
Marseille in 1943 by Jean Sauliere (alias Andre Arru), Voline
and other comrades. Between 3,000 and 5,000 copies were printed
in Toulouse. It was signed International Revolutionary
Syndicalist Federation (F.I.S.R. was the French acronym).
Translations and Summaries by Charlatan Stew
Seattle, U.S.A., 1995
Taken from: http://recollectionbooks.com/siml/library/index.html

Czakon, Paul (1896-1952) aka Max aka Maximo Mas

A short biography of Paul Czakon, anarchist active in Upper Silesia who fought in Spain.

1914-1946: Third camp internationalists in France during World War II

An anarchist festival in Paris, 1936

An outstanding article by Pierre Lanneret, describing the activities of internationalists during World War II. Published by Échanges et mouvement.

Casildo Arteaga , Pantaleon, 1912-2006

Spanish anarchist militia parade

A short biography of anarchist, Spanish Civil War and French Resistance fighter Pantaleon Casildo Arteaga.