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The Hello Girls : America's first women soldiers

Author: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In World War I, telephones linked commanding generals with soldiers in muddy trenches. A woman in uniform connected almost every one of their calls, speeding the orders that won the war. Like other soldiers, the "Hello Girls" swore the Army oath and stayed for the duration. A few were graduates of elite colleges. Most were ordinary, enterprising young women motivated by patriotism and adventure, eager to test their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth.
Hello Girls.
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016038111
(OCoLC)959649181
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
ISBN: 9780674978591 0674978595
OCLC Number: 979560439
Description: 1 online resource (370 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: America's last citizens --
Neutrality defeated, and the telephone in war and peace --
Looking for soldiers and finding women --
We're going over --
Pack your kit --
Wilson adopts suffrage, and the Signal Corps embarks --
Americans find their way, over there --
Better late than never on the Marne --
Wilson fights for a mandate at home --
Together in the crisis of Meuse-Argonne --
Peace without their victory medals --
Soldiering forward in the twentieth century.
Other Titles: America's first women soldiers
Responsibility: Elizabeth Cobbs.

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In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France to help win World War I. Elizabeth Cobbs reveals the challenges these patriotic young women faced in a war zone where male soldiers  Read more...

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Cobbs shines a new light on the history of suffrage and women's rights in the United States, using as a lens the servicewomen enlisted in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War I...Cobbs weaves Read more...

 
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