Grace Banker and Her Hello Girls Answer the Call : The Heroic Story of WWI Telephone Operators / Written by Claudia Friddell ; Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley.
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- ISBN: 9781684373505
- ISBN: 1684373506
- Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, 
"The excerpts in blue type and in speech bubbles are from Grace's diaries and interviews."
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Includes bibliographical references.
"Led by twenty-five-year-old Grace Banker, thirty-two telephone operators -- affectionately called Hello Girls back in the US -- became the first female combatants in World War I. Follow Grace Banker's journey from her busy life as a telephone switchboard trainer in New York to her pioneering role as the Chief Operator of the 1st Unit of World War I telephone operators in the battlefields of France. With expert skill, steady nerves, and steadfast loyalty, the Signal Corps operators transferred orders from commanders to battlefields and communicated top-secret messages between American and French headquarters. After faithfully serving her country--undaunted by freezing weather and fires; long hours and little sleep, and nearby shelling and far off explosions--Grace was the first and only woman operator in the Signal Corps to be awarded the Army's Distinguished Service Medal."-- Provided by publisher.
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