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Helen Fry in Conversation with Lena Andrews

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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Helen Fry had a family emergency and we have rescheduled this Conversation

Valiant Women: The Extraordinary American Servicewomen Who Helped Win World War II

Valiant Women is the story of the 350,000 American women who served in uniform during World War II. This interview brings together two amazing historians, Helen Fry and Lena Andrews, who have uncovered the unknown and heroic stories of women who served on both sides of the Atlantic.

These incredible women served in every service branch, in every combat theater, and in nearly two-thirds of the available military occupations at the time. They died for their country and received the nation’s highest honors. Their work was at the heart of the Allied strategy that won World War II.

Yet, until now, their stories have not been told. Now, military analyst Lena Andrews corrects the record with the definitive and comprehensive historical account of American servicewomen during World War II, based on new archival research, firsthand interviews with surviving veterans, and a deep professional understanding of military history and strategy.

The story of military women in World War II is, at its core, the story of World War II itself. If we want to understand this war, Andrews argues, then we must know its women

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Jan. 7: with Sarah Gristwood on The Modern Royals: Twists & Turns of the English Monarchy
Jan. 14: with Charlotte Gray “Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons; The Lives of Jennie Jerome Churchill and Sara Delano Roosevelt”
Jan. 28: with Lena Andrews on Valiant Women – The Extraordinary American Servicewomen Who Helped Win World War II
Feb. 11: with Laura Thompson on “The Heiresses”
Feb. 25: with Jane Tippett Once a King, The Lost Memoir of Edward VIII


January 28
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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