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Switchboard Soldiers: Book Review

There are many novels about WWI and WWII, because there are many points of view, many stories to tell. Recently I found Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini at the library.

During WWI young women went to France to operate the switchboards for the Allied Army.

These young women had experience as switchboard operators in the U.S. (hello girls) and were fluent in both English and French. They were stationed at various posts in France—in Paris, at supply stations and near the battle lines.

Chiaverini has done thorough research for this book and tells the story based on historical data. It was encouraging to read about young woman serving with honor during the war. There are men and women that met the challenges of their time with courage. I would recommend this book to high school students.

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.