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The French speaking soldiers of Avoyelles who helped save their ancestral land.

Avoyelleans in the First World War

  • Hundreds of young men from Avoyelles Prish, Louisiana served duing the war, many in the trenches of the Ardenes between France and Belgium. The war brought them back to their ancestral land. Most of the men from Avoyelles spoke French as their primary language and were key in communicating while in Europe. The war ended in 1918 on November 11th, a day that became celebrated as Armistice Day and is now remembered every year as Veteran's Day. The purpose of this book is to list and gather as many portraits of these men from Avoyelles Parish who served during the war. Over 800 men and women are listed, with over 100 portraits or illustrations.


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