1939-1945, THE RAILWAY WORKERS IN THE RESISTANCE
The key men of the Resistance
During the Second World War, the national railway service was guided by a French state that advocated collaboration with the Nazis. But railway workers were essential to the Resistance. By spreading false information, blowing up railways and organizing sabotage, they greatly hindered the Germans.
Also, thanks to their strike of August 10, 1944, they triggered the popular insurrection that led to the Liberation of Paris.
However, they paid a heavy price for these actions, with several hundred victims in their ranks.