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A member of the Maquis.
- ‘There were two gendarmes on bicycles who were liaison agents and a small floating population of chauffeurs and maquisards undertaking various duties.’
- ‘Second, women did not generally fight, but they formed linkages helping maquisards, who were often from distant towns and cities, gain rural acceptance.’
- ‘He had been a member of the vanguard, was captured by armed civilians and taken through Oradour, which was full of Maquisards.’
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