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Taking Liberties: All Out War


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Wren Karen Greig's admission that she was gay during an investigation into her rape by a serviceman resulted in her being interrogated for three days and then dismissed. Max Darnell's gay relationship with another sailor resulted in his having a criminal record although he had not broken any civilian law.
Every week at least one man or woman is thrown out of the British armed forces because they are homosexual. This examination of the effects of this institutionalised homophobia gives some of them the opportunity to tell their stories.
One air vice marshal was encouraged to take early retirement when he was inadvertently involved in a police swoop on some public toilets. His protests that he was not a homosexual were ignored by the RAF. As his wife says: "I think he would have got more support if he'd robbed a bank."
Producer Dev Varma Series producer Elizabeth Clough


Unknown: Wren Karen Greig
Unknown: Max Darnell
Producer: Devvarma Senes
Producer: Elizabeth Clough

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Taking Liberties: All Out War

BBC Two England, 21 April 1994 20.00

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