FTPF - translation to English
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FTPF - translation to English

Franc Tireurs Partisans; Francs Tireurs et Partisans; Francs-tireurs et partisans; Francs-Tireurs Partisans; Francs-tireurs et partisans français; Franc-tireurs partisans; Francs-Tireurs et Partisans (World War II); Franc-Tireurs et Partisans (World War II); Francs-tireurs et Partisans; Franc-tireurs et partisans; Francs-Tireurs et Partisans Français; Frances-Tireurs Partisans; FTPF; FTP-ME
  • battle for Paris]]
  • A captured Resistance fighter in 1944. The German caption says "This communist leader is on the wanted list ... his papers prove his affiliation with terrorist groups."
  • borders
  • FTP fighters at the camp of [[Roche-Saint-Secret-Béconne]] in May 1943

French communist resistance in 1940-1945


Francs-Tireurs et Partisans

The Francs-tireurs et partisans français (FTPF), or commonly the Francs-tireurs et partisans (FTP), was an armed resistance organization created by leaders of the French Communist Party during World War II (1939–45). The communist party was neutral at first, following the Soviet Union's official view that the war was a struggle between imperialists, but changed to a policy of armed resistance against the German occupation of France after Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. Three groups were formed, consisting of party members, young communists and foreign workers. Early in 1942 they were merged to form the FTP, which undertook sabotage and assassinations of the occupation. The FTP became the best organized and most effective of the French Resistance groups. In March 1944, before the Allied forces returned to Normandy, the FTP was theoretically merged with the other Resistance groups. In practice, it retained its independence until the end of the war.