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The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT

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In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps, at the insistence of General John J. Pershing, sent 223 American women to France because they were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. In her book, The Hello Girls, professor Elizabeth Cobbs reveals the challenges these courageous women faced in a war zone and under enemy fire to keep the U.S. army commanders connected with troops on the front lines. A book signing will follow the program.



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