Men at War: Loving, Lusting, Fighting, Remembering 1939-1945

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Men at War: Loving, Lusting, Fighting, Remembering 1939-1945

Men at War: Loving, Lusting, Fighting, Remembering 1939-1945

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With rare exceptions such as bank holidays, the book group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7. The army which fought for the Allies was largely composed of conscripts who were not necessarily respectful of military mores and martial manners. Notice to Internet Explorer users Server security: Please note Internet Explorer users with versions 9 and 10 now need to enable TLS 1. This book is full of stories that intriguingly, lustfully and hilariously complicates Britain's cosy and homogenous national myth about how people in that era acted, thought and felt. Turner uses firsthand accounts by gay men such as Peter de Rome (who served in the Royal Air Force) and Quentin Crisp (who was rejected on account of ‘sexual perversion’) to demonstrate the variety of queer experiences during the war, and the need for nuanced study of those experiences.

The title to be read and discussed is sign-posted and on sale for the whole of the previous month (with a discount for those who make it known they intend to come) and everybody is welcome, whether first-timer, part-timer or regular-timer. A brilliant piece of writing which ALSO gave me a handy shortlist of WWII fiction/memoir to continue my reading.As someone who usually focusses on tales of WWI, and who finds WWII a little off-putting (in that main due to the reasons stated above) this book allowed me a whole new entry point to the period - one that isn't uncomfortable. I had a vague sense that I was drawn to an intimacy between men seemingly only available in wartime.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.In Men at War , Turner looks beyond the increasingly retrogressive and jingoistic ideal of a Britain that never was to discover a much richer history. The self absorption has been replaced by healthy reflection, and there's a generosity towards the people who might sneer at his alleged sullying of their precious myth of British masculinity forged in the cauldron of war.

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