Online Happy Hour with The Lafayette Escadrille

Friday 12 March 2021 from 19:00 to 20:00

Join us for a dramatic and entertaining webinar featuring dashing WWI aviators and lion cubs — and learn how to make their signature cocktail!

The Lafayette Escadrille is a brand new documentary feature film by FACC Members Paul Glenshaw and Darroch Greer. It is one of the great stories of the French-American alliance, telling the story of the American volunteers who flew for France before the US entered WWI. They were known as The Lafayette Escadrille, and became the founding squadron of American combat aviation.

Before the film is released later this year, the filmmakers are pleased to share a 20-minute version of the film, made for the US WWI Centennial Commission.

Please enjoy the film on YouTube, and then join the filmmakers on February 26 at 7pm for behind-the-scenes glimpses into their four year production, in which they filmed over 40 locations in France, and worked closely with the French and American families of the pilots, finding troves of never-before-seen materials.

The filmmakers will take questions and share how the famous “Lafayette Cocktail” was made for them at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris.

For more information about the film find them online at and on Facebook @thelafayetteescadrille.