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.

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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.