Even though there are so much ugliness and political unrest in this world, we still must admit that we live in a relatively tolerant time.
Just read Gilbert Bradley and Gordon Bowsher’s story, two men that fell in love in England in 1939. They secretly traded letters between them throughout WWII in a time when being gay was a crime.
Mr. Bradley was an infantryman, which meant that he had to risk his life at enemy lines as well as at home.
Like so many gay relationships throughout history, the two men braved very terrible stakes in order to communicate which other, and their letters are a testament to their powerful connection.
A man named Mark Hignett bought three of their letters on eBay and shared them on the internet, and you can check them out below:
Hignett thought that “G.” was a young woman at first. However, he soon realized that it was, in fact, a man, and they were trying to hide their relationship. Letters like these are very rare.
Hignett was curious to see how the affair unfolded, and he continued to buy more and more letters, which came up 600 in total. The letters are not bound for display at the Oswestry Town Museum, and they will be published as a book. We will maybe even see them in a movie, and it would truly be wonderful.