Comrades in Arms

History / Lesbian and Gay / WW2
ABOUT

The Second World War is re-examined through the eyes of a group of gay servicemen and servicewomen, whose experiences range from ENSA-style entertainment to the River Kwai prison camp. Personal reminiscences, archive material and staged recreations of gay romances shot in the style of a 1940s black and white movies are combined in a humorous reclamation of a hitherto unrecorded history.

 

COMMISSION AND CREW

1 x 48 mins BBC4. Director: Stuart Marshall, Producer: Rebecca Dobbs

TRANSMISSION AND AVAILABILITY

First Broadcast on Channel 4 1990. Video download will soon be available from Vimeo