Well, time somebody started this board off. Obviously, the French "home front" meant living under the direct rule of the Germans or, at least until November 1942, for some of the French living under Vichy. Particularly in many smaller rural communities, the physical German presence was minimal, yet life was hard, there were shortages and there were many petty restrictions. Only a minority took part in resistance and of that minority, quite a small percentage were part of it before 1944. The reality was, then, survival under occupation and in the aftermath of defeat. So who wants to look in more detail at aspects of resistance and survival in wartime France?