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They Flew for France

What made them go? Our country was not at war. They were young and had everything to live for at home. Yet they volunteered to die for France. They saw it all—many were there in 1914 when the war began and enlisted in the Foreign Legion right away. They fought at Loos, Artois, Champagne, Verdun. […]

Making the story come alive

An epic in four acts. 42 Characters. Interviews with those who knew their laugh, their handshake, the sound of their voice. Thousands of photographs, films, artifacts. Real airplanes recreating visceral moments of joy and terror. The pilots tell their story better than anyone—all their heartache, courage, fear, hilarity, flirtations, boredom, and exhilaration. The places—many little […]

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Making the story come alive

An epic in four acts. 42 Characters. Interviews with those who knew their laugh, their handshake, the sound of their voice. Thousands of photographs, films, artifacts. Real airplanes recreating visceral moments of joy and terror. The pilots tell their story better than anyone—all their heartache, courage, fear, hilarity, flirtations, boredom, and exhilaration. The places—many little […]

They Flew for France

What made them go? Our country was not at war. They were young and had everything to live for at home. Yet they volunteered to die for France. They saw it all—many were there in 1914 when the war began and enlisted in the Foreign Legion right away. They fought at Loos, Artois, Champagne, Verdun. […]