Monday, April 20, 2015

The Heroes of the Resistance

It happened all over Nazi occupied Europe, but best documented in France (and definitely with berets prominently in sight...). 
The smug, self-righteous faces suggest none had any problem with photographers witnessing the events, not understanding themselves the awfulness of what went on.
Members of the fascist Nazi aligned Milice were executed or imprisoned, women who slept with the enemy ("collaboration horizontale" as it was called) had their heads shaved and paraded around town. 
Escorted by brave men with guns, power on their side, the sweet taste of revenge on their lips.
Yes, not the nicest pictures of beret wearers and least of all, candidates for the Role Model Series on this blog. 

1 comment:

  1. "Sweet revenge"? More likely "sour vindictiveness". But, I didn't experience those times so I'd best not judge at all.