French submarine officer Karen - identified by her first name only, in line with military protocol - marches during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 14. Karen is one of the first four Frenchwomen to become nuclear submariners. Photo: Reuters

Baptism at sea for first women to join ranks for France’s nuclear submariners

The nuclear fleet’s lengthy missions in tightly enclosed quarters meant that it was the last part of the French navy to open up to women sailors

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French submarine officer Karen - identified by her first name only, in line with military protocol - marches during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 14. Karen is one of the first four Frenchwomen to become nuclear submariners. Photo: Reuters
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