Fighting with Pride

Fighting with Pride

LGBTQ in the Armed Forces

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To mark the 20th anniversary of the lifting of the British Armed Forces ‘gay ban' on 12 January 2020, this book brings together a selection of LGBTQ servicemen and women who have served in the Armed Forces since the Second World War. These are the inspiring stories of people who have created amazing careers and found a welcome denied to so many.
Date Published :
February 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
50 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526765253
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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To mark the 20th anniversary of the lifting of the British Armed Forces ‘gay ban’ on 12th January 2020, this book brings together LGBTQ servicemen and women who have served in every conflict since and including the Second World War. Their stories are profoundly moving testament to their loyalty to Armed Forces, their courage on the battlefield and unswerving sense of right and wrong.

This book provides twelve accounts of members of our Armed Forces who have lived remarkable lives. In some cases they were dismissed in disgrace or forced to resign when asked questions about their love, because their answers did not stand the test. Their stories are those of remarkable sacrifice and courage in their units (and in battle) for services that removed them at the stroke of a pen ‘services no longer required’ or ‘dismissed in disgrace’ or forced them to live in secret.

These are the stories of the David and Goliath battle for equality, through every court in the UK and Europe. For others their story is one of remarkable careers at the front line of operations worldwide, with accounts of service in the Second World War, the Falklands War, the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan.

This book celebrates the lives of servicemen and women who have stood tall and taken their place with pride pride and dignity in the fighting units of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force and the British Army. These are the inspiring stories of people who have created amazing careers and sought and found a welcome denied so many.

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