Wesley Harris, guest speaker, is author of "Fish Out of Water: Nazi Submariners as Prisoners in North Louisiana During World War II." The talk is presented by Union Museum of History and Art, host site of "The Pelican State Goes to War" traveling exhibit from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Built in 1942 on 770 acres just west of Ruston, Camp Ruston was one of the largest prisoner of war camps in the United States. At its peak , the camp held 4,315 prisoners. The camp housed some interesting characters, including 300 POWs from Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's elite Afrika Korps, 56 officers and crew of the highly secret German U-505, some controversial Russian prisoners, and one American captured while fighting in the German army.