That leaves only three people – Daniel Cordier, Hubert Germain and Pierre Simonet – still alive out of 1038 decorated with the Order of the Liberation for their heroism by the leader of the resistance and later President de Gaulle.
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After the invasion of France by German Nazi forces in World War II, Tupet-Thome helped British forces evacuate soldiers from Dunkirk.
He was taken prisoner by the Germans but managed to escape by being transferred to Germany and joined the resistance as a parachutist.
He was sent to Great Britain for training and then carried out daring raids in Britain, the Jura and the Netherlands. It was also deployed to the French islands of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon off the Atlantic coast of Canada.
After the war, Tupet-Thome left military life and worked as an administrator in Tunisia and then in various companies.
Out of more than 1,000 heroes of the resistance, a third died in combat and 80% of the survivors were wounded in combat.