Simone Segouin

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Simone Segouin
"Nicole" a French Partisan Who Captured 25 Nazis in the Chartres Area, in Addition to Liquidating Others, Poses with... - NARA - 5957431 - cropped.jpg
"Nicole", a French Partisan who captured 25 Germans in the Chartres area, posing with a German MP 40 with which she is most proficient (August 1944 caption)
BornOctober 3rd, 1925 (age 93)
NationalityFrench
Other namesNicole Minet
Known forFrench Resistance fighter

Simone Segouin, also known by her nom de guerre Nicole Minet (born October 3, 1925 Thivars, Eure-et-Loir), is a former French Resistance fighter who served in the Francs-Tireurs et Partisans group. Among her first acts of resistance was stealing a bicycle from a German military administrator, which she then used to help carry messages.[1][2] She went on to take part in large-scale or otherwise perilous missions, such as capturing German troops, derailing trains, and blowing up bridges.[1]

She was present at the liberation of Chartres on August 23, 1944, and the liberation of Paris two days later.[3] She was promoted to lieutenant and awarded the Croix de guerre. After the war, Segouin became a pediatric nurse.[1] A street in Courville-sur-Eure was named for her.[4][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Allen, Peter; Luck, Adam. "The hotpants hotshot: Formidable derring-do of the Nazi-hunting, gun-toting teen pin-up of the French Resistance". Mail Online. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Murray, James (April 17, 2016). "'I was proud to march into Paris as Resistance fighter' says Simone Segouin". Express.co.uk. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Belden, Jack (September 4, 1944). "The Girl Partisan of Chartres". Life. p. 20. Photographs by Robert Capa.
  4. ^ "Proces Verbal de la Seance du Conseil Municipal du 12 Julliet 2011" (PDF). Commune de Courville sur Eure. December 7, 2011.

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Simone Segouin, French female partisan/resistance fighter, World War 2
French Resistance fighters, Paris 1944