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French Resistance hero Cecile Rol-Tanguy dies at 101 | Fox 6 News
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French Resistance hero Cecile Rol-Tanguy dies at 101 | Fox 6 News

Cecile Rol-Tanguy, a French Resistance hero during World War II has passed away at the age of 101 in her home in Monteaux. As Europe celebrates the 75th anniversary of Nazi forces surrendering to the Allies, French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to Rol-Tanguy and calls her a “freedom fighter.” The day that German troops occupied Paris in June 1940, Rol-Tanguy began typing out calls for the French rebellion. Her husband soon became a fighter in the French Resistance, and she became a liaison officer for the French Forces of the Interior. Rol-Tanguy helped create command shelters and would transport weapons and explosives using a stroller in broad daylight. She later received the Legion of Honor, France’s highest distinction, in 1984.

Source: https://fox6now.com/2020/05/09/french-resistance-hero-cecile-rol-tanguy-dies-at-101/

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