french partisan

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. 

French Songs Playlist

My favorite French songs: 
Emmenez-moi - Charles Aznavour
Il est où le bonheur - Christophe Maé
Et si en plus y a personne - Alain Souchon
J’ai demandé à la lune - Indochine
Le vent nous portera - Noir désir
Ma liberté de penser - Florent Pagny
Schengen - Raphaël
Caravane - Raphaël
Manhattan Kaboul - Renaud
Jeunesse lève-toi - Saez
Les lumières dans la plaine - Mickey 3D
Sur la route - Gérard de Palmas
J’t’emmène au vent - Louise Attaque
La lettre - Renan Luce
Santiano - Hugues Aufray
Les yeux revolvers - Marc Lavoine
Envole-moi - Jean-Jacques Goldman
Le SOS d’un terrien en détresse - Grégory Lemarchal
Sur ma route - Black M

French songs about regions of France: 
Les champs Elysées - Joe Dassin (about Paris)
Paris - Willy William (about Paris)
Les corons - Les Stentors (about the north of France)
Chanson pour l’auvergnat - George Brassens (about the region of Auvergne)
Le sud - Nino Ferrer (about the south of France)
Je viens du sud - Chimène Badi (about the south of France)
Belle-Ile-En-Mer - Laurent Voulzy (about the island of Belle-Ile en Mer)

Other well-known French songs: 
Le chant des partisans (a french song from world war two)
La Marseillaise (our national hymn)
Non je ne regrette rien - Edith Piaf
Je l’aime à mourir - Francis Cabrel
Ne me quitte pas - Jacques Brel
Mistral gagnant - Renaud
Foule sentimentale - Alain Souchon
L’aigle noir - Barbara

Uncredited Photographer     French Antifascist Partisans During the Liberation of the City, Paris     1944


The young woman in the center is known to be 18-year old Simone Segouin, a member of the communist FTP Resistance Group.

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’.
—  Sarah Gristwood, Game of Queens (pg. 215)
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!

Celeb culture has not changed!

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.