‘The Glamour’ Boys Chris Bryant MP.
We think we know the story of how Britain went to war with Germany in 1939, but there is one chapter that has never been told. 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 Nazi’s brutality first-hand, these men were some f the first to warn Britain about Hitler. Repeatedly speaking out against him. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain hated them. Branding “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 force to show in their personal lives gave them extraordinary courage in public. Undaunted, they refused to be silenced. When war came, they enlisted. Four of them died in action. Without them, Britain would never have faced down the Nazis.
Here’s the secret story of the rebels who fought for Britain to defeat Hitler, ‘The Glamour Boys’ Chris Bryant.
“An inspiring story of defiant courage – alternately hilarious, triumphant and harrowing. A story about which I knew nothing but which has filled me with admiration for its brave and brilliant participants.” – STEPEHEN FRY
“A fascinating and thrillingly told story. Bryant shines a new light on a unspoken but hugely important group of men, whose bravery shaped the course of the Second World War. This is an important, wonderfully written and often very moving book.” – DAN JONES
“A must-read” – OWEN JONES
All proceeds from the sale of ‘The Glamour Boys’ book will be donated to the Rhondda Calendar Society. You can purchase a copy of the calendar directly here: https://www.chrisbryant.org.uk/shop/