32 - Season 2 - Why a World War II Survivor Adopted the Enemy’s Language


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Listen to Steve’s conversation with octogenarian Bill Davis, whose bilingualism was essential to an unexpected—and rewarding—life after World War II. Bill describes what it was like to hide in the mountains during the Second World War to escape the enemy, all the while loving the language of the enemy. Years later, he had another, very different escape… from a future American president. The America the Bilingual podcast is part of the Lead with Languages campaign of ACTFL—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Special thanks from Steve to Sylvette Jouclas, Bill’s wife, for graciously welcoming him into their home this summer. This episode was written by Mim Harrison, the editorial and brand director of the America the Bilingual project, and produced by Fernando Hernández, who does the sound design and mixing as well. The associate producer is Beckie Rankin. Graphic arts are created by Carlos Plaza Design Studio. Music in this episode, “Quasi Motion” by Kevin MacLeod, was used with a Creative Commons Attribution License. You can find it on this link: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/kevin_macleod/global_sampler/quasi_motion Our thanks to Epidemic Sound for helping us make beautiful music together.

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