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Leslie Hadfield firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Source on Congolese Soldiers in WWII From: Leslie Hadfield, Brigham Young University email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Dear list members, If there is anyone out there studying the role of African soldiers in the world wars, I thought they may be interested in a source I came across recently. Jean Kapenda, a Congolese man now living in the U.S., has an extensive personal collection of photographs of Congolese soldiers who served in the world wars (particularly WWII). The photographs depict soldiers crossing the Sahara to fight in North Africa, commemorations and refugees in the Congo, and the mobilization of resources to support European war efforts among other images. Kapenda also wrote a small book which includes many of the photos, entitled "When Congo Shaped the World: From Einstein and Matafari to the First Congolese-American Atomic Bomb." If you would like to obtain a copy of the book or access to the photos, you may contact Jean Kapenda directly at email@example.com. Please contact off list.