Mary Tutwiler

Mon Cher Camarade airs tonight on LPB

by Mary Tutwiler

Tonight is the initial broadcast on LPB of Lafayette filmaker Pat Mire’s WWII documentary, Mon Cher Camarade. The hour long documentary tells the story of the role of French-speaking Cajun soldiers in WWII France.  Hundreds of French-Louisiana Cajuns served as interpreters for their field commanders during WWII and several of them were secret agents who passed as locals to work with the French underground. Mon Cher Camarade features an original sound track by Lafayette guitarist Sam Broussard, interviews with local veterans and archival footage. The film airs at 8 p.m. For more information on the film go to the LPB website .