This provocative documentary uncovers a lost chapter in Canadian military history: how the Armed Forces dealt with homosexual behaviour among soldiers, during and after World War II. A group of veterans break their silence after more than 60 years.
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A well done short documentary about the anti-Gay policies of the Canadian army during the Second World War. Allan Berube's Coming Out Under Fire covers the same material from an American perspective, and I have read a couple of books on the subject covering the British military. They are all interesting and valuable, but, regrettably, tell the same infuriating story.
An excellent documentary about history makers, the heroes who were prosecuted and punished. And have not been properly acknowledged to this day. This should be required viewing for every high school kid.
Fortunately, today, we can generally look back on the outrageously egregious and inhumane discrimination against LGBT military personnel as simply...wrong. Though in this world (in both developed and developing countries) discrimination still exists in military institutions, there has been some progress towards fairness, support, transparency and inclusion. This documentary serves to remind us and rehearse for us, that discrimination is ever present and resistance is always the first line of defense. To all the men and women and families who proudly and competently serve in their nation's Armed Forces and Reserve Units, salute!