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The Hello Girls

America's First Women Soldiers

by Elizabeth Cobbs

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Elizabeth Cobb chronicles the 223 women of the U.S. Army's Signal Corps who served as telephone operators in France during World War I. Cobb shows how integral these women's service proved to the suffrage movement, and documents their decades-long struggle to be granted veteran status.