Am currently reading the book Das Reich, the march of the 2nd SS Pz Div through France, June 1944. In this book it gives a detailed veiw of the French Resistance and portrays it as being fairly disorganised, many personal agendas etc. One point that struck me as interesting was the reluctance of the 'stable' classes of people to involve themselves with resistance. It offered the explination that they had the most to loose and to a degree welcomed the stability that the Germans brought with them. It then discussed that the bulk of the early resistance came from the undesireable elements of society. The less educated, economicaly stable etc. In fact, generally the kind of people that you would cross the street to avoid. It also discussed the social feeligns of the day, particualrly the fear of communisim and the strong anti semitisim. The impression that this book gave me was that the early resistance were really bandits that now had a pretext to wage personal wars against anyone and everyone in the name of patriotisim. It was only leading up to June 44 that the resistance gained any credible momentum. Any thoughts?