After the entry of the 2e Division Blindée, in 1944, pockets of German snipers had to be rooted out in street fighting. French civilians helped the French troops.
We also cannot forget La Résistance which was a collection of French movements that fought against the Nazi German occupation of France and the collaborationist Vichy régime during the Second World War. Resistance cells were small groups of armed men and women, who came from all economic levels and political leanings of French society, including émigrés, academics, students, aristocrats, conservative Roman Catholics, and Jews—French citizens.
French citizens were fighting the Anglo-Savon political invention of modern racism.
In France, race isn’t a social construct. For many French people, “Black Lives Matter” is incompatible with French republicanism. The French conception of race is very different from that of the Anglosphere. In France, it is difficult to use a skin color as a source of mobilization.
In the aftermath of the French Revolution, the ancien régime in which lives were entirely circumscribed by economic capacity inherited at birth (peasants, landowners, aristocrats, clergy) was replaced with the universal category of citizen.
France reinforced its commitment to its universal ideals after WWII during which the Vichy regime had singled out Jews for deportation. And so today, unlike the U.S., where the census tracks race, France does not formally keep statistics about race or religion.
France recognizes only two categories of people: citizens and immigrants.
The Required Work Service Law, or Service du Travail Obligatoire, was passed in 1943 by the Vichy government of France under German occupation. Passage of the law confirmed slavery —to provide the Nazis with French manpower to replace German workers sent to fight in the war.
Little has been published in French or English about the use of foreign workers by the Nazi regime and their fate. Today there is in France an ongoing controversy over the opposition to the title Déporté du Travail, which those who experienced this forced deportation carry.
Remember, France is the birthplace of modern democracy.
France is the birthplace of the concepts of freedom of speech, liberty, equality and democracy. But under President Macron, it’s become a place where freedom of speech is a crime, equality is a lost cause, and democracy has been replaced by the theological hatred of globalist infidels.
Recall, the “yellow vests” or gilets jaunes, French citizens, were the first and most significant movement to date to stand up as a nation, France, and uprise against the cruel slavery of globalism. That is what democracy looks like.
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Race is a made up thing. Racism is not a prejudice against humans of different races, because there are no different human races. Rather, racism is political strategy to divide and rule. Racism is not concerned with science, but with the fear and hatred that it can create.
The race racket survived the Civil War, the Depression, the Second World War, but not the Donald Trump era.