Ordinary men living through extraordinary times, New Zealand soldiers Harold Robinson, Ralph Dyer and Douglas Morison shared a queer identity and a love of performance, living as gay men within the military forces during World War II, and boosting troop morale as female impersonators in wartime concert parties. In the Ockham NZ Book Awards longlisted Crossing the Lines, Brent Coutts brings to light their previously untold story, unfolding a tale of strong friendships, the search for love and belonging as homosexuals within the military and civilianworlds, and the impact on the queer community today. In conversation with Chris Szekely.

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Last updated: 10 March 2021