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Queen and Country: Same Sex Desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939–1945
The first study of its kind in the UK, Queen and Country examines the complex intersection between same-sex desire and the British Armed Forces during the Second World War. It illuminates how men and women lived, loved and survived in an institution which, at least publicly, was unequivocally hostile towards same-sex activity within its ranks. Queen and Country also tells ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Manchester University Press
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This was well researched with an excellent bibliography but I was still a little disappointed. One of the main draws of this for me was the testimony from veterans. Unfortunately, the author was only able to secure interviews with 10 or 11 people despite a blanket call out to the public including newspapers and radio. It made me quite sad to think that veterans either did not want to speak up even if they could remain anonymous, or that the living memory is dwindling. Still, this book offered a ...more