The Real Flyboys of WWI

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Yesterday I spotlighted the WWI themed film called Flyboys based on the true story of the Lafayette Escadrille. I wanted to share with you some incredible photos of the real life Flyboys that the film was based on. There are not a lot of photos around but I found these and I love them. They really give you a sense of the men who sacrificed their time and lives to fighting for freedom as fighter pilots during WWI.

A Vintage Nerd, The Real Flyboys of WWI, WWI History, WWI Flyboys, Vintage Blog, War History Blog
A Vintage Nerd, The Real Flyboys of WWI, WWI History, WWI Flyboys, Vintage Blog, War History Blog, Lafayette Escadrille
A Vintage Nerd, The Real Flyboys of WWI, WWI History, WWI Flyboys, Vintage Blog, War History Blog, Lafayette Escadrille
A Vintage Nerd, The Real Flyboys of WWI, WWI History, WWI Flyboys, Vintage Blog, War History Blog
A Vintage Nerd, The Real Flyboys of WWI, WWI History, WWI Flyboys, Vintage Blog, War History Blog
A Vintage Nerd, The Real Flyboys of WWI, WWI History, WWI Flyboys, Vintage Blog, War History Blog, Lafayette Escadrille
A Vintage Nerd, The Real Flyboys of WWI, WWI History, WWI Flyboys, Vintage Blog, War History Blog, Lafayette Escadrille

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  1. Although it's probably not too historically accurate, I LOVE the "Flyboys" movie!

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  2. I can't believe I haven't seen this movie. I must watch this very soon. Great pictures, I love seeing the old planes, and those uniforms are too cool.

    She Knits in Pearls

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    1. I’d encourage you to view “Flyboys” with director Tony Bill’s & producer Dean Devlin’s co-commentary: some intriguing production info, *plus some seldom-heard historical info. They reference “the special features”, which are available on the 2-dvd Collector’s Edition; I found a copy on eBay, & am glad I did, especially for the higher-resolution feature film disc.
      Good luck with your pearls—& purls.
      Traskthird

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  3. i watched this movie many times and i always feel sad that Rolignse couldnot find Losian

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  4. I have the movie a great movie really loved it

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