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Were these women unsung heroes?

Anonymous
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A bit ago I learned of a group of Female French resistance members during WWII. They got employed working in a factory that made parachutes for the Nazis. They managed to sabotage several thousand parachutes while working there and are attributed with causing several falied Nazi paratrooper missions. Basically, the Nazis tried to turn the tide of several battles by air dropping soldiers in, only to find that none of the parachutes worked after the men jumped.
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:57 PM
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VegetaPrincess
by Platinum Member on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:58 PM
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They are to me.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:58 PM
Yes, they are.
143myboys9496
by Platinum Member on Oct. 20, 2017 at 11:00 PM

I'd say they were.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 20, 2017 at 11:02 PM
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I thought so too. It was a really interesting covert operation. They did everything from cutting parachute cords, to weakening shoulder straps, to even putting regular white bedsheets in the parachute packs lol.

Quoting VegetaPrincess: They are to me.
PJMM
by Ruby Member on Oct. 20, 2017 at 11:04 PM
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Moral of story: pack yer own parachute. At least examine it for those bedsheets. Lol!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 20, 2017 at 11:05 PM
Why do you think that?

Quoting 143myboys9496:

I'd say they were.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 20, 2017 at 11:08 PM
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Lol I know right? And I hope it wasn't the expensive Satin stuff lol!

Quoting PJMM: Moral of story: pack yer own parachute. At least examine it for those bedsheets. Lol!
JustKeepsmoving
by 5 on Oct. 20, 2017 at 11:09 PM
I didn't know that story.

Yes they are/were heroes.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 20, 2017 at 11:12 PM
Depends on what side you're on and how you look at it
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 20, 2017 at 11:12 PM
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There's lots of little stories out there I'm still learning about. This one was great, as one of the women said; "All these young Soldiers would get their parachutes and think they were about to go build the Third Reich not realizing a bunch of disgruntled house wives and moms had a surprise for them."

Quoting JustKeepsmoving: I didn't know that story.

Yes they are/were heroes.
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