Simone Segouin, also known by her nom de guerre Nicole Minet is a former French Resistance fighter who served in the Francs-Tireurs et Partisans group during the Second World War.

Among her first acts of resistance was stealing a bicycle from a German female military messenger, which she then used to help carry messages between Resistance groups. Simone went on to take part in perilous missions, such as derailing German trains, blocking roads, blowing up bridges and helping to create a German-free path to help the Allied forces retake France from the inside. She was never caught.

Simone was present at the liberation of Chartres on 23rd August, 1944, and then the liberation of Paris two days later. She was promoted to lieutenant and awarded several medals, including the Croix de Guerre.

 

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Simone Segouin (Nicole Minet)

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