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AUX ARMES TAHITIENS

AUX ARMES TAHITIENS

AUSTRALIE 1941 5
90 min
– French Polynesia – 2015

Version: French subtitled in English

Directed by: Jacques Navarro-Rovira

Produced by: Bleu Lagon Productions/Polynésie 1ère/France Télévisions


The Second World War and the Tahitians. What is known and what is less well known: fighter pilots; bomber gunners; Special Forces Parachute team; Guadalcanal marines; the Resistance…

The film retraces the careers of these volunteers, their military feats through archive images and accounts from rare survivors, descendants and specialists from this glorious part of Polynesian history. The political and social importance of Tamarii volunteers in post-war French Polynesia is not overlooked.