WOMEN AT WAR: Cherchez la Femme

The name of the redheaded Mademoiselle, sometimes to be found sitting helplessly in her stalled jeep on a shell-pitted frontline road, is Andree-Claire Montboisses. But the passing G.I.s who joyfully go to her rescue shout: "Hello Pepita!" Since she arrived in Korea last July, the fame of willowy, green-eyed Pepita has spread up & down 145 miles of front. A registered nurse, an ambulance driver who won the Croix de Guerre evacuating wounded under fire in Belgium in 1940, a French Resistance fighter, Andree-Claire Montboisses is assistante sociale to the commander of the French volunteer battalion. No other nation among...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!