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Mon Cher Camarade
Lafayette filmmaker Pat Mire joins us to introduce his documentary, Mon Cher Camarade, which acknowledges the unique and important contributions of French-speaking Cajun soldiers in World War II, an often overlooked yet important aspect of the war effort. During the war, hundreds of French-speaking Cajun men from south Louisiana enlisted in the US military. French-speaking Cajuns not only worked with the French resistance after D-Day, but also provided the US Army’s most effective means of communication with local authorities and the civilian population, which in turn provided critical support and intelligence to the American military.
Presented by The Alta and John Franks Foundation.