Did you know.... 15% of the total resistance were women they played a very important part in the underground network run by the resistance. They were also needed to fix uniforms and clothing, they were also great at making concealable items and weapons, such as hidden fake passports or small caliber weapons like small hand held revolvers.
World war 2 started with the invasion of poland in 1938, and quickly followed with the invasion and the france, particulaly Paris. Well some like the "Vichy France" were in high support of the nazis and their movement, other like the guerilla tactics useing french resistance fighters "the free french forces". Allied Soilders were dropped behind enemy lines to helop train the french into a fighting unit. British bombers dropped supplies of small arms, such as the easily made sten gun for it low production cost and very simple design, aswell as the americain made liberator one shot bolt action pistol, taking .45 caliber was aminly design just for one shot to the head of a german patrol taking his gun and now you have a bigger gun. Americian and british soliders had a big part in the training and arming of the resistance. Walking around in plain clothes the resistance couldn't have bine told different from the other neo nazi parisians, making them like spies.
French forces of the interier
Unlike the Marquis they were not a reconized the FFI (french forces of the interier) were not a reconized group of soliders to the American army. Therefore they didn't recieve direct support and supplies and weapons from the americans. That though didn't nessisaryily mean their weapons were french standard. Any weapons they could lay their hand on they used, so even more so they had a diversity of weapons comapired to other bands of resistance fighters, they had a standard of german with lots of old french from WW1 and a little british and american they could find on bodies, of fallen soliders. They were more trainde than the Maquis, more ready, more strategic.