The Glamour Boys

Monday, 15 February 2021 at 6.50pm for 7pm

We continue our monthly talks online with Author Chris Bryant MP discussing his latest, best-selling book.

In the early 1930s, a group of young, queer British MPs visited Berlin on a series of trips that would change the course of the Second World War. Having witnessed the Nazis’ brutality first-hand, these men were some of the first to warn Britain about Hitler.

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain hated them, branding them ‘the glamour boys’ to insinuate something untoward about them. He had their phones tapped and threatened them with deselection and exposure. At a time when even the suggestion of homosexuality could land you in prison, the bravery these men were forced to show in their personal lives gave them extraordinary courage in public.

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