(Movie) In 1914, "The Great War" --WWI--began in Europe. By 1917, the Allied powers of France, England, Italy and others were on the ropes against the German juggernaut. Some altruistic young Americans disagreed with the war. They volunteered to fight alongside their counterparts in France; some in the infantry, some in the Ambulance Corps. A handful of others had a different idea: they decided to learn how to fly. The first of them--a squadron of only 38-- became known as the Lafayette Escadrille. This is their story. Forced to abandon his family's ranch, Blaine Rawlings finds his future in a newsreel chronicling the adventures of young aviators in France. At a small train station in rural Nebraska, William Jensen promises to make his family proud. In New York, spoiled Briggs Lowry embarks on a trans-Atlantic passage. Meanwhile, in France, black expatriate boxer, Eugene Skinner, vows to repay his debt to his adopted racially tolerant country. Together, these American boys arrive at an aerodrome in France, eager to learn how to fly. What they didn't realize was that they were about to embark on a great, romantic adventure, becoming the world's first combat pilots.
导演：东尼比尔 Tony Bill
让·雷诺 Jean Reno
切基·卡尤 Tchéky Karyo
詹姆斯·弗兰克 James Franco
马丁·亨德森 Martin Henderson
山姆·艾略特 Sam Elliott
上映：2006年 10 月 20 日
出品：米高梅 Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Transcript and Translation
Looking back, we had no idea what to expect.
We were a bunch of Americans with nothing in common, except we wanted to learn to fly.
Gentlemen, you have bravery volunteer to preserve freedom.
Captain tell you the life expectancy for pilots around here?