French Resistance cache unearthed

A couple remodeling an old home in north-central France found a cache of ammo, grenades and submachine guns hidden under a granite floor, The Lyonne Republicaine reported.

The find was made in July by the couple in the Quarré-les-Tombes area, about 150 miles away from Paris. Cached under the floor were three STEN guns, over a dozen Britsh Mills bomb type fragmentation grenades, three handguns, more than 1,000 rounds of ammo, and several Bren light machine gun magazines.

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10 Responses to French Resistance cache unearthed

  1. Exile1981 says:

    And they turned them in? WTF, when the muslims take over they’ll need them.

  2. Mike says:

    Hopefully they held back a STEN and a handgun or two and some ammo, and this is all they ‘reported’ finding. I know I wouldn’t have ‘turned in’ anything that was able to be cleaned/oiled and set aside for future fun and games with the muzzie ‘problem’.

  3. Sanders says:

    I wouldn’t have said a damned thing to anyone.

  4. Lord of the Fleas says:

    ^ And absolutely everyone who reads this blog is thinking the exact same thing …

  5. Kenny the Scot says:

    When I was taking an HND years ago at the local college, we had a problem with some of our work being stolen from the computer system. As in, one of the other students was clever enough to steal other people’s work, but obviously not clever enough to do the work himself.

    I had been reading a bit of WW2 history, so I went off and wrote an encryption program based on one of the techniques used by the French resistance during the war.

    As I remember it, what you do is write your key word along the top of what will be your encryption grid. Say it’s “dragon”. (As in “Dragon Brew”.) Now you make your grid (in computing terms, a 2-D array) by starting your first alphabet at the letter D. The second one starts at R. And so on, until you have a grid with “Dragon” at the top and six alphabets stretching out beneath, each with their A starting at a different letter. Now you use that grid to compose your message. Only if the recipient knows the key word can they construct a like grid & reverse the encryption.

    It was all pretty cool, well suited to a bit of software, and it worked a treat, too.

  6. mrgarabaldi says:


    We all were thinking the same thing….hide some of the stuff when the muzzie problem becomes critical mass.

  7. sk6actual says:

    Vive la révolution!

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