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Part 3 (2007)

Louisiana's Experience: World War II



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana, France, Belgium, Japan

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-09-13

Duration: 00:27:48

Subjects: World War II | Military | Veterans | D-DAY | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy | Louisiana Maneuvers | Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 | Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945


  • Whinham, Charlie Narrator
  • Ambrose, Stephen Interviewee
  • Frey, Louis Interviewee
  • Laborde, Lucien Interviewee
  • McCann, Tom Interviewee
  • Koenig, Harvey Interviewee
  • Authement, Bruce Interviewee
  • Authement, Eugene Interviewee
  • Donnley, Edna Plaisance Interviewee
  • Stroud, Ansel Interviewee
  • Barham, Allen Interviewee
  • Walk, Frank Interviewee
  • McCauley, Harry Interviewee
  • Brouillette, Menard Interviewee
  • Lanclos, Alton Interviewee
  • Wade, Phillip Interviewee
  • Fontenot, Allen Interviewee
  • Thompson, Frank Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana’s Experience: World War II” from September 13, 2007, features interviews with World War II veterans from Louisiana. These interviewees include: Louis Frey, Lucien Laborde, Tom McCann, Harvey Koenig, Bruce Authement, and Eugene Authement on their experiences during D-Day in Normandy, France; Major General Ansel Stroud on the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1940-1941; Allen Barham on his experiences during D-Day and the Siege of Bastogne; Frank Walk on his experience as the only traffic control officer on Omaha Beach during D-Day; and Harry McCauley, Menard Brouillette, Alton Lanclos, Phillip Wade, Allen Fontenot, and Frank Thompson on their experiences during the Battle of Iwo Jima. This program also includes an interview with World War II historian Stephen Ambrose. Narrator: Charlie Whinham