The French History Podcast: War Angel Valérie André with Charles Morgan Evans

A talk about France’s first female helicopter pilot, her many dangerous missions in the First Indochina War and the legacy she created.

Have you made your parents proud lately with your accomplishments? Then don’t let them listen to this episode, because we’re talking about Valérie André, a neurosurgeon and helicopter pilot who served with overwhelming distinction in war, saving countless soldiers and civilians. On her fifty-fourth birthday Valérie André became France’s first female general while not long after she was inducted into the Grand Legion of Honor.