Skeyhill and York in pictures

Scoundrel and hero

When an Aussie scoundrel meets an American hero a Hollywood legend is born. ... Read more.

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Tom Skeyhill lasted a week in the trenches but dined out on his war yarns for years. When he met American hero Sergeant York, the soundrel's myth-making and the hero's journey became an award winning film.

JBailey's new film script tells the backstory.