German prisoners being marched away by the French Maquis, 1944

Major W H J Sale

German prisoners being marched away by the French Maquis, 1944
3 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 31cm

German prisoners being marched away by the French Maquis, 1944.

Photograph from an album compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3/4 County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).World War Two, North West Europe, 1944.

In the weeks leading up to D-Day the French resistance carried out acts of sabotage against transport and communication networks in order to delay the German deployment to Normandy. As the Allies broke out of the Normandy beach heads the Maquis assisted the invasion by guarding prisoners and providing intelligence on German troop deployments.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
100115
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1975-03-63-19-50

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