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History Happy Hour

Episode 201: American Servicewomen in World War II

Guest: Lena Andrews

Sunday, June 9, 2024

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This Week on History Happy Hour: 350,000 American women served in uniform during World War II. They found themselves in every service branch, in every combat theater. They were directly involved in some of the most important moments of the war, from the D-Day landings to the peace negotiations in Paris.

Chris and Rick explore their contribution with Lena Andrews, author of the bestseller Valiant Women: The Extraordinary American Servicewomen Who Helped Win WWII.

Lena Andrews is a military analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. is a military analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. She has spent more than a decade in foreign policy, having previously worked at the RAND Corporation and the United States Institute of Peace. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, she received her Ph.D. in political science from MIT specializing in international relations and security studies. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and son.

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