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2 Oct 2nd, 2017 at 10:10PMI found some interesting articles (http://squid314.livejournal.com/275614.html http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=645923 ) pointing out the many utterly ridiculous things that happened in World War II. Poe's Law, Aluminum Christmas Trees, Reality Is Unrealistic, none of them have a Real Life section. Shame, too, because most don't realize how Troperiffic real life can actually be.
To put it another way, all examples of Aluminum Christmas Trees are Real Life examples, as they're examples of the audience not realizing that something featured in fiction is a real-life thing. There's also Freakier Than Fiction, which is similar to Aluminum Christmas Trees, but focused on plots and events ala Ripped from the Headlines. You might also want to check out Truth in Television, which is the master trope for the concept of tropes happening in real life.