Foundation For Women to Host Free Screening of “The Hello Girls” Documentary

In honor of Women’s History Month, San Diego‘s Foundation for Women Warriors is hosting a free screening of The Hello Girls documentary.

This documentary features rare 100-year-old film footage of America’s first female soldiers courtesy of the National Archives and never-before-seen photos from family archives.

The Hello Girls Documentary by Foundation for Women

In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War. They swore Army oaths, wore uniforms, held rank, and were subject to military justice.

By the war’s end, they had connected over 26 million calls and were recognized by General John J. Pershing for their service. When they returned home, the U.S. government told them they were never soldiers.

For 60 years, they fought their own government for recognition. In 1977, with the help of Sen. Barry Goldwater and Congresswoman Lindy Boggs, they won. Unfortunately, only a handful were still alive.

See you there!

Free Screening of The Hello Girls documentary by the Foundation for Women Warriors is happening on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Click here to save your spot.

See you there, San Diego!

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