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.

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