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World War I

‘Hello Girls’: The Story of American’s Forgotten Female Soldiers

The ‘Hello Girls’ of WWI were integral to the war’s outcome. Sadly, few people know their heroic story. Learn about America’s first women soldiers as award-winning historian Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her latest book, The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers (Harvard University Press).

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100-year-old diary from Utahn in WWI gives rare insight

One hundred years ago, the only known Mormon to have kept a diary while serving in World War I recorded his first entry.

“One can never tell what the morrow will bring and the record of the few weeks I have been in the army might interest some one,” wrote Nels Anderson on June 9, 1918, five months before World War I would end on Nov. 11, 1918.

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World War 1 Diaries: Historian Kent Powell on Utah’s Only Latter-day Saint Wartime Journal

Kent Powell is a Utah historian and editor of “Nels Anderson’s World War I Diary.” Anderson is the only Utah Latter-day Saint to keep a diary during the first World War, significantly adding to war stories told in Saints 3: Boldly, Nobly, and Independent.