French resistance member Georges Blind faces German firing squad in 1944

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Georges Blind, a member of the French resistance, smiling as he faces a German firing squad in 1944.

However, Blind was not executed. The photograph was taken during a mock execution, set up to force Blind to give up information (which by all accounts he did not).

Blind entered the resistance in 1941 and mainly provided known wanted members with weapons and information.

He perished in the Blechhamer labor camp in October 1944, aged 39-40, around two weeks after his capture.

Book suggestion ⤵️

📖 The Resistance: The French Fight Against the Nazis (Matthew Cobb, 2009)

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