Luke Turner – Men at War

Luke Turner looks beyond the myths of heroes and villains to reveal a much more nuanced portrait of the multitude of men who served in the Second World War.

Lying in bed beneath toy Spitfires and Lancaster Bombers suspended from his ceiling, Luke Turner spent his childhood idolising the men who once sat in their cockpits Now, as an adult, he interrogates the masculine identities and sexualities that are often erased from WWII narratives: from ‘Tankfest’ and ‘Garden Centre Nationalism’, to gay fighter pilots and Captain Tom’s self-love sessions – in conversation with Luke Naylor-Perrott.

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