May 1, 2017

Susan Mary Gillian Travers (23 September 1909 – 18 December 2003) was a Englishwoman who served in the French Red Cross as a nurse and ambulance driver during Second World War. She later became the only British military woman to be matriculated in the French Foreign Legion, having also served in Vietnam, during the First Indochina War. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Travers joined the French Red Cross as a nurse, but later became an ambulance driver with the French Expeditionary Force to Finland in 1940. In 1941, she drove a medical doctor of the 1st Free French Division during Operation Exporter, during which the French loyal to the Vichy government combat engaged their co-citizens of the Free French Forces.  She then travelled to North Africa via Dahomey and the Congo.

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