You know how to break the stalemate of WWII FPS games? Let us play as everyone but the Americans and British, a campaign where you start as a Polish soldier holding the onslaught of the German army, only to be immediately relocated to try and contain the soviets; then as a Finn throwing molotovs at T-26′s, sniping cold and confused soviet soldiers, and shooting down bombers over your home city; then you move as a French soldier at the outskirts of Dunkerque, trying your hardest to hold your line while the BEF gets evacuated.
Then out of the blue you switch sides, now you’re a Japanese soldier invading Hong Kong, Singapore, The Philippines; now a German at Barbarossa, North Africa, an Italian in Greece, then now you’re a Cretan partisan shooting a fallschirmjagers, a yugoslavian partisan shooting at the SS, a french partisan kicking the germans out of Paris, and for the final missions, a Soviet at Kursk, an SS at Budapest, and finally, the same polish soldier you began as fighting for the soviets at the Battle of Berlin.
Because fuck me, the Anglo side of the war has been done to death.
The imperial ambassador Renard was soon reporting that Mary [I] wanted to disbar Elizabeth from the succession because of her ‘heretical opinion and illegitimacy, and characteristics in which she resembled her mother’. Anne Boleyn 'had caused great trouble in the kingdom’, and Mary was all too sure Anne’s daughter would do the same, 'and particularly that she might imitate her mother in being a French partisan’.
In every American city, anti-French partisans waited anxiously for word of “Col. Hamilton and his Lady.” When his recovery was announced, letters of gratitude and relief from the most distant places appeared in Brown’s Federal Gazette. For a while the Secretary’s illness was the biggest new story of the capital city.
Source: Bring Out Your Dead
Can you imagine, like, hundreds of people are dying a day, but as long as Ham and Eliza survive? PHEW!
Seventeen-year-old Simone Segouin, the French partisan known by her nom de guerre “Nicole Minet,” with her German submachine gun MP40. Throughout the war she was an active resistance member and killed an unknown (but presumably high) number of Germans and captured 25 POWs during the fall of Chartres. After the liberation of Paris in August 1944 she was promoted to lieutenant and awarded the Croix de guerre.
German armored train under fire of the French partisans. Captured light tank Renault R35 slides with trains, so, to help German soldiers in the fighting against partisan “Forces Francaises de L'interieur (FFI)”.
An armed French partisan emotionally embraces 2nd Lt Jack Willis of Kingston, Iowa, whom he found uninjured after he shot at the officer mistaking an advance Yank armored spearhead for retreating Germans.