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Love Letters Showing the Enamouring Story Between Two Male Soldiers During World War II
Forbidden and Filthy Love Letters of Yore
After coming across of the letters in he began piecing the story together. Initially, he thought they were between a man and woman. It didn't end in persecution, nor do their letters dwell on the difficulties they presumably faced. The content instead focuses on the things they enjoyed, including the small amount of time they spent with one another. The two men were taking a tremendous risk by exchanging letters. Homosexuality was illegal until , and partaking in any homosexual act was punishable by 10 years in prison. Incredibly, that day is upon us.
In WWII, Two Gay Soldiers’ Forbidden Romance Lives On In Their Love Letters
Soldiers separated from their loved ones during World War II gazed at photographs of their sweethearts, and wrote love letters in the hopes that one day, they would be reunited and start a family. One soldier, Gilbert Bradley, wrote his letters, too, but he could never keep a photo of his true love, because he was a man named Gordon Bowsher. For decades, their love story remained a secret, and it was hidden away from the eyes of the world. Gilbert Bradley died in , and an estate company cleaned out his house and sold his letters to an antique dealer who specialized in war ephemera. A historian and volunteer at the Oswestry Museum in Shropshire, England named Mark Hignett stumbled upon the letters on eBay while he was searching for historic documents from his hometown.
The full collection of letters. Credit: Metro. Sadly, there was no happy ending for them.