Black on White: Tom Skeyhill, World War I, Poet, Victoria, Fraud

Tom Skeyhill achieved fame and fortune as a ‘poet for blind soldiers’ in US-speaking circles – a World War I hero from the country of Victoria who was blinded by an exploding Turkish shell. But a century later, he was exposed as a con man who faked blindness to escape the trenches. Author Jim Haynes tells the story.

How the show? Get features, wallpapers and more at heraldsun.com.au/ibaw

Read Jim’s book: http://www.jimhaynes.com.au/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *