The Unknown Story of the St. Patick’s Battalion

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During the U.S. invasion of Mexico in 1846–7, some U.S. soldiers, many of whom were Irish immigrants, left the U.S. army after brutal treatment, and joined the Mexican army. They were called the St. Patrick’s Battalion, or San Patricios, as the Mexicans called them. After the U.S. defeat of Mexico, most of them were hanged.  Not surprisingly, this remarkable and courageous story is not in history text books. But it is depicted in a film called One Man’s Hero, starring Tom Berenger. Come see the film and join in a brief discussion.

Organized by the MN Cuba Committee & May Day Books, endorsed by the Anti-War Committee.

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