World War I Film Series: Sergeant York


Alvin “Sergeant” York was a real-life Tennessee farmer from the mountains of Appalachia. A conscientious objector to fighting in the Great War, he was drafted into service and eventually became one of the country’s most decorated soldiers. Gary Cooper won an Oscar for his genuine portrayal of York. This is one in a monthly series of films meant to help interpret some of the scope and complexity of the Great War.