I have previously written about The Hello Girls, the 223 bi-lingual female telephone operators that served on the Western Front in 1918. Since then there have been two new developments to report.

First, the previously-referenced documentary film by James Theres is now making the rounds, and you can view the trailer here.

Second, Peter Mills has written a musical based on the experiences of these women, which will open off-Broadway on November 13th. You can read more about this here.

James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official from Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges. An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and has memberships in the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Indian Military Historical Society and the Salonika Campaign Society.