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In 1941, Gary Cooper won an Academy Award for his title role in the film Sergeant York. Who was Alvin York? What happened in his early life to prepare him for that legendary moment in the Argonne Forest in the final weeks of the Great War? How did one man take on an entire German Battalion and win? What happened after that day? In today’s episode, we look at the story of the man behind the legend.

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"Episode 2 – Alvin York: An American Legend" History on the Net
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