New Insights into Forbidden Love in WW2

love letters

Envelope of love letter

Oswestry Museum have obtained love letters written during WW2, showing that love between two men could survive the army and wartime postings. These will be on show in the museum, and work on a book is underway.

The letters were between Gilbert Bradley and ‘G’, who was later discovered to be Gordon Bowsher, both of who were serving in the war – and both of whom risked prosecution for homosexuality at that time, and even being executed during wartime. 

Although both men survived the war, sadly their love affair did not and both went on to live very different lives. For more information about their story and how the letters came to Oswestry Museum, please click here.

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