Monday Movie: The Millionaires’ Unit
The Millionaires’ Unit tells the story of a privileged group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America’s entry into World War I. Known as the First Yale Unit, and dubbed ‘the millionaires’ unit’ by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were the first to fly for the United States in the Great War. Using words from their letters and diaries, this documentary tells the story of young men coming of age as America was coming of age as a world power. Register at myrml.org or call (631) 283-0774 x523.