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The true story of Les Darcy, the man generally considered to be, even now, the greatest boxer in Australia's history and one of our few genuine sporting legends. A story of great intrigue, drama and eventual tragedy. He became our best known sportsman, idolised by the nation. At the peak of his career Australia became heavily committed to the First World War. Darcy did not enlist. His failure to do so created enormous controversy. Was Darcy a hero? Was he a coward? Was he betrayed by those for whom he'd made fortunes? Did he try to enlist? Why was he refused a passport to America when others were not? The legend and the facts - how do they correspond? He is an amazing story.

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Don Featherstone
Peter Fenton
Anthony Buckley


Peter Fenton (narration)

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History and national identity
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Anthony Buckley Films Pty Ltd


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