Meet ‘Pepette’ and ‘Alice’ a pair of Anglo-French sleeping beauties

During World War II the Allies dropped literally tons of arms and munitions to local resistance forces across occupied Europe to give the Germans a little heartburn. Though squirreled away over 70 years ago, caches left behind by various underground groups have popped up in Denmark, France, and Latvia in recent months, as have individual arms buried during the war for one reason or another.

Speaking of France, a couple doing home renovation near Quarré-les-Tombes found three STENs, a pile of BREN gun mags (but no BREN gun, hmmmm), as well as a crate or two of Mills bombs and ammo, all secreted under a granite floor.

Best yet, two of the British-made 9mm hoses had names scratched it to them: Pepette and Alice.

They have nice early-type cocking handles on them too. Such a shame. They seem to have held up well after all these years.

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