Coming out under fire: the history of gay men and women in World War Two

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Free Press, 1990 - History - 377 pages
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Despite the many histories of the fighting men and women in World War II, none has been written about the estimated one million homosexuals. Here is a dramatic story of these people, revealing the history of the anti-gay policy pursued by the U.S. military authorities in World War II. Two 8-page photo inserts.

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Review: Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two

User Review  - Carl - Goodreads

This. I feel, is a story that needs telling.. It was broadcasted on PBS some years ago, and. I must say, it more than interesting.. Just as African-Americans fought for the right to serve in all ... Read full review

Review: Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two

User Review  - David Sullivan - Goodreads

VERY good book. It opened my eyes to a neglected part of history. Sometimes sad to read because of the way the United States government and the military treated citizens just for being bi, gay, or ... Read full review

Contents

Why We Fight
1
Getting In
8
Fitting In
34
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Allan Berube (1946-2007) was a community historian and author of numerous essays and articles.

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