If you're white/European, and you took up arms against a white/European invading/occupying power in Europe during World War II, then you're a heroic resistance fighter:
And on your death, you'll be hailed in the corporate media, over and over again, as a resistance fighter.
In The Australian:
Fearless matriarch of resistance, 9/8/11; in which the word resistance crops up 8 times.
Nurse, journalist, soldier, spy (editorial); resistance x 2
In The Daily Telegraph:
The mouse that roared, 9/8/11; resistance x 3
In The Sydney Morning Herald:
Wartime heroine Nancy Wake dies at 98, 9/8/11 (obituary); resistance x 3
'White Mouse' used sass to outsmart the Nazi regime, 9/8/11; resistance x 4
And another thing - wonder of wonders! - you'll even get apologists for a certain contemporary invading/occupying power writing letters to the editor praising you to the skies:
"The death of Nancy Wake is a timely reminder of a stoic and courageous generation that has just about passed from our midst. The Second World War was a fight against a foe that eschewed humanity, enslaved peoples and exterminated communities. Nancy Wake inspired not just those she led but also those that suffered from the jackboot of occupation, oppression and race hatred. A true Australian heroine. Noel Hadjimichael Maroubra, SMH, 9/8/11
But if you're brown/non-European, and you take up arms against an invading/occupying power, whether white or brown, that either has the blessing of the US or may even be the US, anytime since World War II, you're an evil terrorist and you're going down.