From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz — an ensemble of actor-musicians chronicles the story of America's first women soldiers.
These intrepid heroines served as bi-lingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I. They then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations.
L to R: Suzanne Prevot, Charlotte Gyss, Esther Fresnel, Fernande Van Balkom, & Grace Banker, members of the "Hello Girls" squadron of the American Expeditionary Forces Signal Corps, prepare to set sail for France, 1918. Photo courtesy of Robert, Grace, and Carolyn Timbie.