Colonel Jean-Patrice O'Sullivan

Discussion in 'France' started by Owen, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just read that Colonel Jean-Patrice O'Sullivan was in charge of Infantry units in the Thionville Sector of the Maginot line fighting June 1940.
    ( ATB BITW page 549.)
    I wondered how a French officer came by an Irish surname, had a Google and found this.
    Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Franco-Irlandaise

    There are over 1 500 of these ‘historical Irish’ descendants in France, while the more recently established Irish community is over 30 000 strong in France today

    I also wondered in having a suranme like that did it cause them problems during the Occupation?

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