Photos Partisans

OTD in 1945, Winterswijk. One of the first Dutch cities to be liberated by British Forces, since operation Plunder began. Dutch resistance fighters
Easter April 9, 1944
The Assault Company of the 3rd Vilnius Brigade of the Home Army in military formation leaves the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Turgiel. The soldiers of Lieutenant G. Fróga "Szczerbca" participated in the solemn resurrection mass

At the front, Capt. Romuald Rajs aka "Bury"
April 9, 1944. In the 3rd Vilnius Brigade of the Home Army, Easter Sunday passed very solemnly. Romuald Rajs ps. "Bury" with his wife Genowefa. On the right side of "Bury" N.N.
April 9, 1944. After the resurrection mass, the command and soldiers went to the Merecz-Michnowo manor and to the Merecz-Gaj farm, where an Easter breakfast was waiting for them.
The atmosphere was solemn and family-like, because many of the soldiers were visited by relatives and friends.
French woman accused of collaborating with occupation German forces escorted by a member of the French Resistance to where she will be interrogated and then have her head shaved as an act of public humiliation. The shaved hair of other women can be seen on the ground, August 1944.
City of Kalamata after liberation, Sept 1944. People's court against collaborators

February 4,1945, Greek city of Kalamata, parade of guerrillas from the communist-led People's Liberation Army (ELAS)
19 April 1943. Groups of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto began the uprising against Germans. It lasted 27 days.

OK! I have a similar one at home, I got it at the local flea market, what a pod that you can't see that partisan's weapon
I enlarged the pic to see he's carrying what appears to be an MP-40 or similar. You can see the magazine hanging down, and the muzzle with front sight protector is facing toward the camera. Beretta SMGs were a favorite weapon of groups like this, but they would carry a Carcano cavalry carbine if none were available.
A little-known organisation of the French Résistance is the Armée Juive (Jewish army, no less!) created in January 1942 in Toulouse by Abraham Polonski. It took the name Organisation Juive de Combat in 1943 when it coordinated with the Mouvement de Jeunesse Sioniste (Zionist youth organization) and the Éclaireurs israélites de France (Jewish scouts).
They started saving Jews from the Vichy and Nazi persecutions by exfiltrating to Spain then to Israel (they were hardcore Zionists).
Then as they recruited informants, they identified and executed those kollabos who turned Jews in to milice de Vichy and Gestapo, with quite some success.
Then they created a Maquis in Espinassier to attack Nazi troops. They were successful in provoking the Germans to attack them with tanks and airplanes in July '44, which was exactly what the Allied needed to fixate troops and equipment away from Normandy and Provence.
Their 900-strong force participated with the Corps Francs in the liberation of several towns in the southwest and Auvergne. They freed Puy-en-Velay and captured 4,000 Germans.
The Armée Juive also had the unfortunate honor of suffering the last actions of the infamous SS Alois Brunner, who captured and deported 25 of their members as part of the last convoy to the Drancy concentration camp. Several managed to escape during transit.
FFI Organisation Juive de Combat, Espinassier, France ww2.jpg

The Organisation Juive de Combat is one of the lesser-known branches of Résistance.