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The Peaceful Riot.

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Bloody Brotherhood & S.O.E, Bourg-en-Bresse, France:

Louise stands ready on the floor of a small tower near a train shed, lying on her stomach, her eye merged with her BREN's bezel aimed at the deserted entrance to the train depot where Pierre Stands by. Her husband, Claude, watches the entrance to the tower, holds an MP-40 in his arms and stands close, ready to shoot at sight. Jeanne, Sarah, Pierre and Suzy are scattered around the hangar. They secure it and watch it, protect it.

Inside, Gaëlle, Cosima and Jorgen are busy placing the explosives under three locomotives. These are trains and a hangar requisitioned by the Germans to transport, prisoners, soldiers, officers and supplies. Locating itself close enough to Italy and not far from the border, this town being almost on the demarcation line serves as a checkpoint and checkpoint on the deliveries and routing of German soldiers and prisoners. The aim is to detonate it to bring another blow to the Wehrmacht and the Third Reich of Hitler.

Once explosives are in place, Cosima, Jorgen and Gaëlle have to unroll the wires to the rally point located a few tens of meters near the forest. Only arrived at this point as well as all the rest of the section: Suzy, Pierre, Sarah. Louise and Claude had to stay near the turret, the closest place to the entrance. They could not activate dumps if someone is missing.

It was agreed by a sign of recognition and a warning sign between the shooters, to indicate with the hand the number of enemy soldiers approaching. Claude and Louise in perfect synchronization were ready for that.

The explosion is about to cause a deafening noise and woke up half of the soldiers stationed nearby and the locals. Louise, as a great elite shooter, was ready for any contingency and her concentration was perfect. How many Germans she is about to kill tonight? Her husband repeated to her, "One ball is never enough, always shooting twice. ". And she does that everytime.


Suddenly, Louise recognized the rumblings of German cars. She watches Claude in the bezel of his rifle. He is hidden near a bush. He raises his arm in the air, Louise counts nine soldiers. They are a few tens of meters away and armed with a machinegun. Louise shuddered. An uncovered man was stationed there, she shot twice when he appeared in her line of shoot. She was not trembling. The soldiers yelled and snapped a giant spot at the turret. Louise hidden under a blanket did not notice herself. Claude shot and Louise shot twice again, on the driver of the machinegun. He was neutralized. Dead.

Meanwhile, the others at the hangar had time to hide or almost hide, the soldiers shot at sight, a maquis was hit in the back. Cosima yelled at her brother to hurry and they hid under a pile of leaves. Suzy screamed hes gun, killing two soldiers. Gaëlle was shot in the right arm. She screamed. Jorgen threw a grenade under one of the cars and it exploded. Sarah, hidden in a tree, drew and did not stop.

Near the turret, Louise and Claude were in a very bad situation. The soldiers entrenched behind the vehicles did not cease fire. Claude either, but his ammunition diminished. Louise, not losing her composure, did all she could to cover her husband. The unfortunate man, in a desperate gesture and ready to protect his section and his wife no matter what, disengaged his last grenade, which he succeeded in throwing towards the soldiers …it killed them instantly. But it was too late, three bullets of M1-Garan pierced his belly. Louise had seen everything, her eyes full of tears, she did not move, she could do nothing. Nothing. There was silence and the explosion of the hangar illuminated the sky during a long time. Louise cries and could go to her husband's body.

Returning to London by plane that night, Louise does not speak…at all. The others either. Losing a mate is a most difficult ordeal. Louise Desfontaines lost her husband that evening, and Pierre his brother-in-law. Cosima took her in her arms and Louise could finally cry away from the bullets in her friend’s arm.
Gaëlle had lost the use of her arm but she said nothing. Too sad for the loss of her friend Claude.
The mission was accomplished and without Claude, it would not have been possible.


Paris, 15th district, Cormier's apartment :

For a month now, the situation in Paris has become more and more complicated. The checks more and more numerous, the checkpoints more and more hard to cross and life more and more gray. More and more German soldiers are in the streets and they have to be housed. Delphine and her mother Carole, living in a beautiful neighborhood in a beautiful apartment, were selected by the city hall of their borough to house a German officer newly stationed in Paris.
Delphine returns from the university, always determined to leave to join the resistance where it is and she has not the slightest idea where it is. But she plans to remedy it and talk to her mother as soon as possible : tonight. On returning that evening, her mother is waiting for her in the living-room, a letter from the prefect in her hands.


- Good evening Mom, I’m home, said Delphine.

"I am in the drawing-room, Honey," replied her mother, gravely.

- Are you okay Mommy ?
- Oh Delphine ... we’re in a very delicate and complicated situation.
- Yes ... well ... speak Mom, speak !

Carole Cormier handed the letter to her daughter, who immediately took from her hands. Trembling hands Delphine discovers the unfortunate contents of the letter. She bites her lower lip, worried, worried and lost.

- Get your suitcases ready Delphine. We have to leave Paris.
- Leave Paris ?
- We can not stay there anymore. We’re not safe anymore.
- But why ? This is an opportunity for us to resist. To take advantage of this man, to try to copy documents, to warn the resistance fighters who are here. It's finally time for us to do something Mom. Trying to change things in our own way. There are people who will know what to do at the university, Mr Fournier must know something.
- I forbid you to do that Delphine, can you hear me? I forbid you to do that. I've already lost your father, I refuse to lose you.
- It's not about that anymore Mom. You always told me to defend my opinions, my principles and not to be afraid to show them even if it can annoy people. It’s time Mom.
- Delphine, I said "No".
- But why ?
- Don’t ask question Delphine. Don’t try to understand.
- Again…why ?

Carole gets up from the couch and turns her back to her daughter.

- I already made my decision Mom. I'm going to join the French Resistance. I refuse to see any of my friends, whether Jews or I do not know what other religion, to be arrested again before my eyes. I refuse to see a corpse being trained in the corridors of the metro, I refuse that another SS looks at me as if I was the next piece of meat that he is preparing to eat and I refuse to leave when the opportunity to be able to change things happens to us.
Delphine stunned headed for her mother.
- Sorry ? What did you just say Mom?
- Come on…you heard me.

Carole weeps.

- But what are you saying ? I am baptized, we go to church, you are friend with the priest of the parish ...
- I told you not to ask questions Delphine.

Carole took the direction of the entrance of the apartment, donned her coat, her hat, took her bag and some rationing tickets.

- I'll get some provisions for us, when I get back tonight, I want to see your suitcase in the entrance and you ready to go.
- NO !

Carole said nothing and closed the door behind her.