Armée secrète

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For the Belgian resistance group, see Armée secrète (Belgium).
For the Algerian war dissident organisation, see Organisation de l'armée secrète.

The Armée secrète, created in 1943, was an organisation of French resistance fighters during World War II set up by Jean Moulin.[1] It resulted from an amalgamation of three smaller resistance groups:

It was mainly operative in the south of France, for instance in the Rhône-Alpes region and in the Massif Central.

In 1944, the Armée secrète made up the French forces of the interior along with the Organisation de résistance de l'armée and the Francs-tireurs et partisans français.


  1. ^ Caballero Jurado, Carlos (1985). Resistance warfare 1940-1945. Osprey Publishing. pp. p21. ISBN 0-85045-638-X. Retrieved 2008-07-17.