14 Mart 2017 Salı

Simone Segouin 18 Years Old French Fighter

Simone Segouin 1944

Simone Segouin, known as nom de guerre Nicole Minet (born October 3, 1925, Thivars, Eure-et-Loir) is a former French resistance fighter who served in the Francs-Tireurs et Partisans group.

Simone Segoui was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on August 23, 1944 in the fall of Chartres and at the Liberation of Paris [1], and was awarded the Croix de Guerre engagement. Her name given a name on a street in Courville-sur-Eure.

Simone Segouin

The gun she’s holding is a German MP-40. Many German weapons were captured and used by the French Resistance. The gun was effective in close quarters, due to its automatic fire and moderate stopping power against regular infantry enemies. The MP-40 was often called the “Schmeisser” by the Allies, after weapons designer Hugo Schmeisser.