Simone Segouin (nom de guerre Nicole Minet) posing with a MP 40 submachine gun, 23 Aug 1944

Caption     Simone Segouin (nom de guerre Nicole Minet) posing with a MP 40 submachine gun, 23 Aug 1944 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   111-SC-193559
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Photos on Same Day 23 Aug 1944
Photos at Same Place Chartres, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
2 May 2016 09:38:06 PM


Photo taken of Simone Seqouin by Robert Capa and published in Life Magazine. She was a farm girl when war broke out. In 1943 she joined the
"Free Shooters" named after a group of saboteurs who fought the Germans during the France-Prussian War.


She served as a liaison and messenger, and later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant awarded the Croix de Guerre, she also captured (25) Germans. Photo shows her armed with the German MP40, 9mm Sub-Machine Gun w/32 round stick magazine. One can almost hear La Marseillaise...

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2. Anonymous says:
27 Oct 2022 11:47:11 AM

About WW2 mp40. or alike. Need. Exch. Raw dis. or CC. Resiste se

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