Sunday, September 27, 2015
Emilienne Moreau and the Scottish soldiers in Loos
Emilienne, who didn't speak English, frantically tried to make one of the officers understand that his men were walking towards their deaths. She offered to guide them in such a way that they would avoid the gun nests in the tower bridge and the long slag heap.
With Emilienne's help the Scottish troops moved safely around the gun nests and took them out..."
Excerpt from "Emilienne Moreau: The Teen Who Became a National Symbol" from Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics.