World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF FRANCE: Allied Fifth Column

Even the most skeptical military man had to concede that the Allied fifth column in France was more than an emotional exaggeration. The French Forces of the Interior, under the hard-bitten Foreign Legionnaire, General Joseph Pierre Koenig, were now a definite part of the Allied armies.

They had won the distinction of three special communiqués from General Eisenhower's headquarters. Not only did they seriously damage Nazi communications to the Normandy battlefield, they also fought Nazi divisions in skirmishes and pitched battles; they were keeping ten of them tied down in the interior...