French Resistance provokes Reprisals

22 October 1841: German execution of 'hostages' following assassination of German officer is condemned by the United States

Gilbert Brustlein was one of three members of the French Resistance sent from Paris to the French city of Nantes by the underground Communist Party. They had orders to blow up the railway and to shoot the highest ranking German officer they could find. On the 20th October 1941, after leaving their colleague to observe the railway sabotage, Brustlein and…

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