This French SERGENT YORK poster for the American biopic film was released in the U. S. in 1941 (in France in 1945). Gary Cooper earned an Academy Award for Best Actor as the Hillbilly sharpshooter who shot attacking German infantry in the same manner used in a country turkey shoot. The movie was directed by Howard Hawks.
Alvin Cullum York (December 13, 1887 – September 2, 1964), also known as Sergeant York, was one of the most decorated United States Army soldiers of World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, taking 35 machine guns, killing at least 25 enemy soldiers, and capturing 132.
His feat made York a national hero and international celebrity among allied nations.