"The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers" Screening and Q&A
with Executive Producer James Theres
Bess Truman Birthday Commemoration
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
February 10, 2019
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
When General John Pershing discovered that doughboys did not have the skills necessary to manage the telephone switchboards to keep him connected with troops under fire, he brought in a team of women "wire experts" to handle this job in World War I. They were masters of this latest technology, and they became America?s first women soldiers.