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The Letter Men

Two young men in 1940s clothes gazing into each others eyes

The Letter Men is a window into the untold true story of two gay men – Gilbert and Gordon – desperately in love but torn apart by war. There are more than 300 letters from Gordon, written between 1939 and 1944. Homosexuality was illegal in Britain until 1967, and the couple talk about keeping their relationship secret as well as travelling to California together after the war.

Gilbert was stationed at Park Hall camp near Oswestry. The love letters they wrote to each other have been turned into a short film that has won international acclaim. A full length movie may follow.

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