Marcel Pinte the six-year old who worked for the French Resistance

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French Resistance. Six-year old Marcel Pinte worked for the resistance carrying secret messages to various parts of the resistance network and his father, Eugéne Pinte (aka La Gaubertie) ran a resistance cell from their remote family farm. It was later said, with his school satchel on is back he didn’t raise suspicion.
  In August 1944 Marcel accompanied the Maquis to a night parachute drop of weapons and supplies and whilst waiting for the drop a member of the resistance had an accidental discharge with a Sten Gun during which Marcel was hit by several rounds and killed.  He was later honoured during the Armistice Day at a ceremony in Aixe-sur-Vienne, near the city of Limoges in central France.

Author: Alan Malcher

Military historian and defence commentator

2 thoughts on “Marcel Pinte the six-year old who worked for the French Resistance”

  1. Marcel Pinte’s parents must’ve been devastated. But why would his father take him to a night drop? Unless there was no one at home to stay with him.

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    1. Bayana, many children worked for various European resistance movements and in many ways could be considered a way of life under occupation.

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