Thursday, March 29, 2012
"Girl Heads the Irregulars" article - New York Times, May 3, 1897
Published in The New York Times, May 3, 1897
GIRL HEADS THE IRREGULARS
Enthusiastic Athenians Hail Her
As Greek Joan D’Arc.
LONDON, May 2. – The correspondent of The Daily Telegraph at Athens has had an interview with Helen Constantinides, the nineteen-year-old girl who is about to start for the front at the head of a large band of irregulars.
She is an excellent shot. Her brother will accompany her. Both of them are bitterly anti-dynastic. She declares that she will fight in the front rank, and has no fear of death. Her departure to-night (Sunday) was witnessed by thousands of enthusiastic Athenians, who hail her as the Greek Joan D’Arc.
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The New York Times - Archive 1851 - 1980