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A number of the works below cover multiple categories and are grouped according to their main setting.

In an era where the only major forms of mass entertainment were radio, theatre and cinema (British television went off for the duration), it is not surprising that a very large number of movies were made during the war itself. Most of them were propaganda of some form or another, but some of these films (including some flag-wavers) have stood the test of time, such as Casablanca, In Which We Serve and Went the Day Well??


    The Early War in Europe (1939-1940) 

The early part of the war, from the invasion of Poland in September 1939 to the fall of France in summer 1940. It ended with the victory and domination of continental Western Europe by Nazi Germany, and the occupation of the Eastern half of Poland and the Baltic states by USSR.

  • The Heroes of Westerplatte (2013), about the fierce, one-week long defense of a military depot by its Polish garrison against invading Germans on the peninsula of Westerplatte in September 1939.
  • Katyń, a Polish film about the Katyń massacre in April-May 1940, a series of mass murders that claimed the lives of 22000 Polish men, mostly intelligentsia and military officers. It was carried out by the NKVD when the Eastern half of Poland was under Soviet occupation.
  • Siege is a documentary short from 1940 about the German siege of Warsaw, Poland in September 1939.


  • 9.April follows a group of Danish bicycle infantry sent to slow down the German advance into Denmark until reinforcements can arrive.
  • The King's Choice (2016), focusing on the German invasion of Norway in April 1940 and the choices King Haakon VII has to make over whether to fight the Germans or surrender.

France and the Low Countries:

  • The 7th Company, a French-Italian film trilogy about the comedic antics of three French soldiers getting lost somewhere on the front in May 1940 during the Battle of France.
  • Appeal of 18 June (2010). A TV film about the famous 18 June 1940 speech by Charles de Gaulle, who founded the Free French Forces and the Free French Government in Exile in London.
  • Bon Voyage, the exodus of the French populations fleeing the German advance on the roads and the French government relocating itself in the city of Bordeaux.
  • Films featuring "Operation Dynamo", the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and French troops surrounded by Germans in the city of Dunkirk during the Battle of France in late May 1940:
    • Dunkirk (1958) is about the siege and evacuation from the British point of view.
    • Weekend at Dunkirk (Week-end à Zuydcoote, 1964) is about the siege and evacuation from the French point of view.
    • Atonement (2007) has a section covering the evacuation on the beaches. It's mostly known for a stunning five-minute single tracking shot along the whole beach.
    • Dunkirk (2017) also about the siege and evacuation, from three British points of view.
  • The Pied Piper (1942), about an elderly Englishman and a group of children, trying to make their way through the Germans and find a boat to escape back to England, during and immediately after the fall of France in June 1940.


  • The Lion Has Wings (1939) is a British propaganda film rushed into production and released in December 1939, a mixture of newsreel about the war effort and scripted drama about early RAF combat against the Luftwaffe, including a British raid on the Kiel Canal in September 1939.

    The Finnish Front (1939-1944) 

The war between Finland and USSR, more specifically the Winter War of 1939-40 and the Continuation War of 1941-44 (which is included in the Eastern Front as Finland was co-belligerent with Germany). Has been depicted several times on film, but these films are little known outside Finland.

Winter War:

  • Talvisota, a Finnish film made in 1989, based on a novel by Antti Tuuri.

Continuation War:

  • Kukushka (The Cuckoo), a Russian film.
  • Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier), based on a novel of the same name written by war veteran Väinö Linna. Three versions exist, made in years 1955, 1985, and 2017.

    The Eastern Front (1941-1945) 

The biggest and bloodiest theatre of the war (the number of deaths there alone- over 25 million- would make the Eastern Front the worst war in history in its own right), and the one that embodied "total war", opposing Nazi Germany and its allies to USSR from the German invasion of the latter during Operation Barbarossa in June 1941 to Germany's final defeat in May 1945. Has been covered in film quite a bit in the German, Soviet and Russian film industry for obvious reasons, but most of the Soviet and Russian examples aren't that well known outside of Russia and Eastern Europe. In most of the former USSR the focus is not on World War II in general, but on that front, named "The Great Patriotic War" there. A few US-made 1943-45 propaganda movies made about the Eastern Front glossed over many of the Soviet Union's more questionable activities, which would come back to haunt their creators and actors just a few years later during the late-40s to early-50s Red Scare.

In German works, it is common to see soldiers threatened with being sent to the Eastern Front - a posting there was nothing but trouble, and became a near-certain-death-sentence from 1943 onwards.

Somewhat under-represented in (non-German) Western and Anglophone media, for the likely reason that the protagonists weren't Western Allies, save for a few cases involving volunteers such as the French Normandie-Niemen Fighter Regiment and the Lend-Lease shipments to USSR.

    The Pacific Front (1941-1945) 

Most of the works here focus on the American and Japanese part in the Far East, although Commonwealth forces also played a major role (primarily the ANZAC forces, for obvious reasons). Films about the Australian and New Zealand war efforts started appearing with the rise of those country's film industries, the relative lack of British films on the subject is probably due to the European theater being much important in the minds of most people at the time.

Only recently have films dealing with the Second Sino-Japanese War started to appear, unsurprisingly given the delicate politics of the matter.

Think partisan warfare, big naval battles (most famously Midway and Guadalcanal), Jungle Warfare, beach landings, starving civilians, and the inconsistent (mis)treatment of non-combatants.

American Point of View:

  • Away All Boats: Jeff Chandler (not John Wayne) as a John Wayne/Vince Lombardi-type of Navy Captain, this time about one of the amphibious assault ships that the U.S. Navy invented out of whole cloth in order to prosecute the Pacific War.
  • Bataan
  • Battle Cry: Covers the Battles of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan.
  • The Battle of Midway: John Ford's famous documentary short (18 minutes) about the battle, including live combat footage taken by Ford and an assistant cameraman on Midway atoll on June 4, 1942.
  • Crusade In The Pacific: America Goes to War, an early (1951) 24 episode documentary serial that is surprisingly Fair for Its Day with relatively little of the racism, jingoism and triumphalism that mar other works of the period and not, despite the title, focused entirely on the US war effort. Covers both the prewar era and the postwar occupation, but does not cover the fire raids or the Soviet Union's last-minute contribution, perhaps because the Korean War was going on at the time. Useful if you're looking for coverage of some of the less ballyhooed aspects of the Pacific war, like the ANZAC campaign to liberate Indonesia. It even contains surprisingly sympathetic views of the causes and rise of Japanese militarism and Indonesia's postwar anti-colonialism.
  • Cry 'Havoc': Army nurses on Bataan during the doomed defense of the peninsula in 1942.
  • Destination Tokyo: An American sub goes on a reconnaissance mission in Japanese home waters.
  • Empire of the Sun - the life of a boy living in the British concession in Shanghai, and then a POW camp.
  • Father Goose: 1960's romcom involving the adventures of Cary Grant as an unwilling coast watcher.
  • The Fighting Lady - a documentary filmed in color, and made During the War, featuring life aboard an Essex-class class carrier, the USS Yorktown (CV-10).
  • The Fighting Seabees - Another John Wayne propaganda film about some of the unsung heroes of World War II, the US Navy Construction Battalions ("CB" - get it?) who managed to build airfields, bases and port facilities across the Pacific much faster than anyone believed possible prior to the war.
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Only partially takes place during WW2. The protagonist Eddie fights in the Philippines.
  • Flags of Our Fathers - the lives of the flag-raisers in the famous photo of raising the flag upon Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima. Received a P.O.V. Sequel, Letters from Iwo Jima.
  • Francis: Second Lieutenant Peter Sterling (Donald O'Connor) is caught behind Japanese lines in Burma during World War II. Francis, a talking Army mule (voiced by Chill Wills), carries him to safety. When Sterling insists that the animal rescued him, he is placed in a psychiatric ward. Each time Sterling is released, he accomplishes something noteworthy (at the instigation of Francis), and each time he is sent back to the psych ward when he insists on crediting the talking mule.
  • The Great Raid: about the raid at the Japanese POW camp near the Philippine city of Cabanatuan.
  • Guadalcanal Diary - made during the war, based on a 1943 memoir.
  • Hacksaw Ridge, the true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss, who saved saving the lives of over 75 of his comrades during the Battle of Okinawa.
  • The Hasty Heart, a group of allied soldiers in hospital at the end of the war befriend a dying man so that he can spend his last days with friends.
  • Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, about a U.S. Marine and an Irish nun who find themselves stranded on a Japanese-occupied island.
  • In Harm's Way: Following the exploits of a group of American naval officers in Hawaii during the early part of the war. The last John Wayne film produced in black and white.
  • Midway (1976) - about the turning point of the Pacific war, notable for lacking a special effects budget and using mostly Stock Footage, though still surprisingly good.
  • Midway (2019) - a more modern retelling of the battle by Roland Emmerich.
  • Mister Roberts: About one of the most essential but also most monotonous and least glamorous parts of the war, the men who served on the cargo ships far behind the fighting.
  • The Mission of the Shark, a TV movie, - tells the story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, which after having delivered the atomic bomb to the island of Tinian, it was sunk by a Japanese submarine, and because of the top secret nature of its mission, the survivors were left floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to be devowered by sharks until only a handful were left alive when rescue finally arrived.
  • Objective, Burma! - controversial at the time as Australian Errol Flynn leads a group of US army soldiers on a raid in Burma, leading to some of the first British complaints about America Won World War II as Burma was a wholly British Commonwealth theater.
  • Operation Petticoat - 1958 comedy starring Cary Grant as a submarine captain trying to escape the Philippines at the beginning of the war with a broke-down sub loaded with Army nurses and Filipino civilians—and the sub is painted bright pink. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Pearl Harbor - An un-acclaimed US production about the same battle (as well as the Doolittle Raid, the Battle of Britain, and a love triangle drama that leads up to the actual battle) that depicts the Pearl Harbor attack as envisioned by video game addicts who flunked Modern American History class in high school.
  • PT109 - about the wartime exploits of future US President John F Kennedy.
  • Report from the Aleutians: John Huston's propaganda documentary about a forgotten part of the Pacific war, namely, the Aleutian Islands campaign.
  • Run Silent, Run Deep: Submarine warfare off the Japanese home islands.
  • Sands of Iwo Jima - John Wayne propaganda film
  • So Proudly We Hail: Much like Cry 'Havoc' above, this film is about Red Cross nurses in the Philippines.
  • South Pacific- Set mid-war, after the southern islands had become a backwater.
  • Submarine Command
  • They Were Expendable - John Ford directs John Wayne and Robert Montgomery in this movie about PT Boats of the Asiatic Fleet in the Philippines in 1941-42. It doesn’t end well, though it at least gets a Bittersweet Ending for the leads.
  • The Thin Red Line - about a squad of US Army soldiers during the Guadalcanal campaign, although the title is an allegorical reference to a small Scottish force in the Crimean War.
  • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo - the story of the Doolittle Raid.
  • Tora! Tora! Tora! - An acclaimed joint US/Japanese production that depicts the Pearl Harbor attack from both sides.
  • USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage: Revolves around the infamous sinking of Heavy Cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) by Japanese Submarine I-58, and the 5-day ordeal of her surviving crew members in shark-infested waters.
  • The Wackiest Ship in the Army: Two men man the USS Echo (a sailboat) alongside a fairly (at first) incompetent crew as they sail to Japan in hopes of studying enemy tactics.
  • Wake Island is about that island and the 400 doomed Marines defending it from the Japanese in December 1941.
  • Windtalkers - focuses on a group of Amerindians trained as signalmen because their language is entirely unknown outside the U.S.
  • The Wolverine: The movie starts with a flashback when Nagasaki was about to be bombed.

Australian Point of View

  • Australia - Features a fictionalised version of the Japanese bombing of Darwin in February 1942.
  • Kokoda - Australian soldiers in New Guinea.

British Point of View:

Chinese Point of View:

  • City of Life and Death - Aka 'Nanjing, Nanjing', focuses on the aftermath of the Battle of Shanghai and the pacification of the lower Yangtze.
  • Flowers of War - About the Rape of Nanking, as witnessed by an American.
  • Fort Graveyard - A rare example of a film focusing on Japan vs. Manchurian China.
  • Heroes of the Underground - Shaw Brothers biopic about Ding Yi-shan, legendary Icon of Rebellion during the Sino-Japanese war.
  • The Last Emperor - not purely a World War II movie, it focuses on Puyi, the eponymous "last emperor" of China and only emperor of Manchukuo, a puppet state the Japanese established in Manchuria from 1931 to 1945.
  • Lust, Caution - focuses on the Japanese occupation of China and local Chinese resistance.
  • The Naval Commandos - set in the Sino-Japanese war, a group of Chinese hooligans volunteers to infiltrate and destroy an otherwise impenetrable Japanese aircraft carrier.
  • Purple Sunset - an anti-war film released in 2001 that details about a Chinese farmer, a Soviet soldier, and Japanese schoolgirl together lost in the Manchurian forest during the Soviet Invasion of Manchuria.
  • 7 Man Army - The unofficial Shaw Brothers remake of Cross of Iron, on steroids. A platoon of seven Chinese soldiers defends their fort from an invading army of 20,000 Japanese soldiers and holds the invaders off for an entire week, before they're finally defeated. The movie ends with the Japanese forces retreating out of respect.
  • Sons of the Good Earth - a pair of Star-Crossed Lovers in 1937 China gets caught in the Japanese invasion. One of the higher-budgeted films made by Shaw Brothers during the mid-60s, with a lengthy Big Badass Battle Sequence (some 15 minutes long!) capping the end.

Japanese Point of View:

  • Battle of Okinawa: A Japanese film about the battle itself from Japanese POV.
  • Fires on the Plain: Disorganized remnants of the IJA undergo terrible suffering on Leyte in the Philippines, February 1945.
  • The Human Condition - A socialist-leaning Japanese contractor in Manchuria starts to realize his country may be the bad got worse. Also includes the Soviet invasion of Manchuria, a subject rarely dramatized.
  • Letters from Iwo Jima - P.O.V. Sequel to Flags of Our Fathers showing the Battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective.
  • Zero: a film focusing on the development, testing and ultimate failure of the Zero fighter plane in aerial combat.

    German Occupation of Europe (1939-1945) 

Life and historical events in the countries of Europe that were occupied by the military forces of Nazi Germany between 1939 and 1945. Often involves The Gestapo and Les Collaborateurs versus La Résistance. In many cases, it also overlaps with the Holocaust.

  • A sizeable number of films are based on Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of the Nazi posterboy, SS-Obergruppenführer and Reichsprotektor of Bohemia-Moravia Reinhard Heydrich, in German-occupied Prague in May 1942:
    • Hangmen Also Die! (1943 American film): The first film on the subject, filmed only a couple of months after the events, and very loosely based on them.
    • Hitler's Madman (1943 American film): A slightly more faithful version compared to Hangmen Also Die!.
    • Atentát (1964 Czech film)
    • Operation Daybreak (1975 Czech-American film)
    • Lidice (2011 Czech film): About the attack and its horrific aftermath, namely the massacre and destruction of the village of Lidice as reprisals.
    • Anthropoid (2016 British film): Focuses entirely on the operation from the point of view of the Czechoslovak resistance protagonists who carried out the attack.
    • The Man with the Iron Heart (2017 French film): Based on a novel. It focuses both on Heydrich and his life and on the Czechoslovak resistance protagonists who carried out the attack.
  • Atlantic Wall: French comedy in which a peaceful French restaurant owner finds himself in possession of German V1 flying bombs launching pads plans. He brings them to the Allies and reluctantly takes part in a secret assassination plot on the eve of D-Day.
  • Beyond the Border tells the story of a group of Swedish soldiers trying to save the younger brother of one of them who accidentally crossed the border into Norway and got captured by the Nazis.
  • Black Book: The Occupation and resistance in the Netherlands. Often seen as a polar opposite to Soliders of Orange due to its focus on betrayal within the Resistance and collaboration with the Germans, by the same director.
  • Closely Watched Trains: Coming-of-Age Story about a young man working at a train station in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during the war.
  • Commandos Strike at Dawn: A Norwegian fisherman escapes to England, and then guides a commando raid on a German base in his hometown.
  • A Curious Conjunction of Coincidences: Part of the film takes place during WWII, and involves a German soldier having a very bad day who accidentally drops a bomb on Amsterdam.
  • Edge of Darkness: The people of a Norwegian fishing village rise up against the German occupiers.
  • Effroyables Jardins: Two French villagers decide to blow up a railway station to make themselves a name in La Résistance. It backfires and Germans take hostages, including the two protagonists. One of the German soldiers, who was a clown before the war, takes pity on the hostages and starts entertaining them with his clown nose.
  • The Exception: A German agent in the Netherlands investigates former Kaiser Wilhelm II.
  • Five Branded Women: Yugoslavia
  • Flammen og Citronen (Danish film): Tells the story of two Danish resistance movement fighters, nicknamed Flammen and Citron, during the Nazi occupation of Denmark.
  • Forbidden Games: Rural France under German occupation.
  • Head in the Clouds: The last third takes place in occupied Paris
  • La Grande Vadrouille: French comedy in which a British Lancaster bomber plane gets shot over German-occupied Paris. Its crew and the two Frenchmen who find themselves forced to help them do everything they can to reach the Free Zone to escape.
  • Kanał: The Warsaw Uprising in which the Polish Home Army fought against the Germans in occupied Warsaw in 1944.
  • Lacombe, Lucien: A sullen teen in occupied France becomes a collaborator.
  • The Last Metro: A woman in Paris during the occupation struggles to hide her husband, who is Jewish.
  • Miracle at Midnight: About the German occupation of Denmark and their failure to capture most of its Jewish population due to the efforts of the local populace.
  • The Night of the Generals: A murder mystery set in occupied Poland and later France.
  • None Shall Escape, a 1944 film about a trial against a Nazi officer following the end of the (then-ongoing) second world war, told via flashbacks from the points of view of the witnesses at the trial. The first flashback takes place the newly-formed Polish state in 1919 right after the end of WWI, the next one takes place in the Weimar Republic in 1923 right before and after the Beer Hall Putsch before skipping ahead to 1929 and then to Nazi Germany in 1934 after the Night of the Long Knives, and the third and last one takes place in Nazi-occupied Poland during WWII.
  • One of Our Aircraft Is Missing: In which a British bomber crew are forced to bail out over the occupied Netherlands, and attempt to escape with the assistance of the Dutch.
  • The Others, a ghost movie set on the Channel Island of Jersey during the German occupation.
  • The Passage: An elderly shepherd (Anthony Quinn) attempts to help a scientist and his family escape across the mountains into Spain while pursued by evil Malcolm McDowell.
  • Les Passeurs: Two rival mountain men living in Vichy France/occupied France smuggle either people or goods to neutral Switzerland.
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Riphagen: An (in)famous gangster from Amsterdam who turned collaborator.
  • The Scarlet and the Black: Italy
  • This Land Is Mine: France
  • Le Silence de la mer (2004): A young Frenchwoman and her grandfather are forced to house a German officer. They vow to never speak to him for as long as he's in their house. This is complicated by the fact that the officer is francophile, gentlemanly and not really into Nazi ideals.
  • Simon and the Oaks: Sweden
  • To Be or Not to Be: A comedy about a Warsaw theater troupe of actors who use their acting skills to escape occupied Poland.
  • The Trip Across Paris: Two men involved in the Black Market in Paris in 1943.
  • Uncertain Glory: 100 Frenchmen are taken hostage and face execution after a bridge is blown up. A criminal facing a death sentence for ordinary crimes gets the idea to take the blame for himself and spare the hostages.
  • Under the Roman Sky is about the occupation of Rome by the Germans, the deportation of the Eternal City's Jews and Pope Pius XII's actions at the time.
  • Le Vieux Fusil

    North Africa (1940-1943) 

Initially, just between The Commonwealth, Italy, and other independent nations. Later, the Germans (famously led by Erwin Rommel) and the Americans also took part. An area of desert warfare where supplies are scarce, it also saw the creation of the SAS and the work of the Long Range Desert Group. Famous for the presence of two very quirky but effective Allied generals, George S. Patton and Bernard "Monty" Montgomery.

  • The Big Red One - the first part of the film is set during the Battle of North Africa.
  • The Desert Fox - starring James Mason as Rommel
  • The Desert Rats - Another telling of the siege of Tobruk, starring Richard Burton. Also stars Mason as Rommel.
  • El Alamein: The Line of Fire - the Italian point of view of the Battle of El Alamein.
  • Five Graves to Cairo, set in Egypt during Rommel's drive to El Alamein
  • Ice Cold in Alex
  • Indigènes / Days Of Glory focuses on North Africans fighting for the Free French through North Africa and into Italy.
  • Patton - the first half of the film takes place here.
  • Play Dirty - A group of convicted criminals go on a mission behind the battle lines to destroy an Afrika Korps fuel depot.
  • The Rats Of Tobruk - focuses on ANZACs holed up in the besieged Libyan coastal town of Tobruk
  • Sahara - an impromptu multi-national force of stragglers gathers around a lost American tank to defend a strategic oasis.
  • Un Taxi Pour Tobrouk - after the siege of Tobruk, a Free French LRDG squad journeys through enemy lines to reach Allied territory with a German prisoner.
  • Tobruk - a fictionalized story of members of the British Army's Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) and the Special Identification Group (SIG) who endeavour to destroy the fuel bunkers of Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel's Panzer Army Africa in Tobruk.

    Southeastern Europe (1941-1945) 

Greece, Yugoslavia, and the Mediterranean Theatre. The Yugoslav film industry celebrated the achievements of the Partisans, naturally. Note: there is some overlap with the La Résistance/Special Forces category (see below).

    The Italian Front (1943-1945) 

The invasion of Italy by the Allies, starting in 1943 after their victory in North Africa. Winston Churchill thought the country was the "Soft underbelly of the crocodile" for the Axis, given the pitiful state of the Italian forces by that point. Unfortunately, German defense lines proved to be much stronger than expected, and the country suffered from both war crimes (from both sides) and a civil war between the pro-Allies and Benito Mussolini's loyalists.

  • The Battle of San Pietro, a dramatic documentary about the bloody December 1943 battle for the eponymous town.
  • The Devil's Brigade - about the joint American/Canadian commando unit the First Special Service Force and its mission to capture Monte la Difensa in December 1943.
  • The Four Days of Naples - the people of Naples rise up in a spontaneous revolt against their German occupiers, in the days after the Italian surrender in September 1943.
  • Fortress tells a fictional (but inspired by real events) story of Lucky Lass, a B-17 Flying Fortress as it flies in the campaign against Italy.
  • The Green Devils of Monte Cassino - Follows German parachutists during the battle of Monte Cassino, in 1944.
  • Hornets' Nest - set in and around the fictional Italian town of Reanoto.
  • Miracle at St. Anna, a Spike Lee joint.
  • Paisan - six-episode anthology starting with the invasion of Sicily and going to the Po Valley fighting in December 1944.
  • Road47 takes place entirely in the winter of 1944 in Italy.
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom - Torture porn at its most depraved, set in the city of the last fascist government. The fascist setting is really just an excuse for... icky stuff.
  • Two Women (La Ciociara). The story of an Italian woman trying to protect her young daughter from the horrors of war.
  • Von Ryan's Express is about a group of POWs escaping by Hijacking a train to Switzerland.
  • A Walk in the Sun - From The Golden Age of Hollywood, comes a war drama set in Italy and made just as the war ended.
  • Parts of The Wall, by Pink Floyd. Roger Waters' father died in combat in Anzio, the song "When the Tigers Broke Free" is dedicated to him.
  • What Did You Do In The War, Daddy? - A comedy that follows an outfit of U.S. soldiers assigned to capture a small village in Sicily.

    The Western Front (1944-1945) 

The fighting in Western Europe, from the "D-Day" Normandy landings in June 1944note  to the invasion of Western and Southern Germany and its final surrender in spring 1945. Americans had a large role, and the British, Canadians and Free French (as well as a few others) were involved, but they tend to be left out of US films.

  • 36 Hours (1965) concerns a German attempt to find out the date and place of the D-Day landings by means of an elaborate deception.
  • The Americanization of Emily: A satire/black comedy about the high life as lived by high-ranking Navy brass in the month right before D-Day. Ends with the hero, a self-described coward, stumbling about Omaha Beach as one of the first people to land.
  • Battleground (1949) depicts a company of infantrymen enduring the Siege of Bastogne.
  • Battle of the Bulge: Exactly What It Says on the Tin
  • The Big Red One - the second half of the film follows the US First Infantry Division during their campaign through Western Europe.
  • Brass Target - In 1945, General Patton sends Germany's confiscated gold reserves to Frankfurt, but the Army train is robbed by plotters who also hire a Swiss hitman to kill the General.
  • The Bridge - A German film about seven teenaged soldiers defending a bridge against the Americans in the last days of the war
  • The Bridge at Remagen - A fictionalized version of the capture of the last standing bridge over the Rhine River in March 1945.
  • A Bridge Too Far looks at the failed Allied offensive in the Netherlands, Operation Market Garden.
  • The Bunker - horror film about a group of retreating German soldiers taking refuge in an abandoned bunker and find themselves haunted by dark figures as they try to retain order.
  • Decision Before Dawn - American intellligence unit recruits German prisoners to turn spy and filter back into German lines to gather intelligence.
  • Diplomacy - in August 1944, a Swedish diplomat tries to persuade a German general not to destroy Paris.
  • Eye of the Needle: A Nazi spy discovers the Allies are pulling a king-sized fast one with Operation Fortitude on Germany to hide the true invasion destination for D-Day.
  • Fury - follows the crew of the namesake M4A3 Sherman tank during the advance of the US forces into Germany in early 1945.
  • Hell Is for Heroes - a squad on the Siegfried Line bluffs a German pillbox into thinking they are a much larger force.
  • Is Paris Burning? - deals with the liberation of Paris in August 1944, focusing on the German commander resisting his orders to destroy the city while the 1st Free French Armored Division spearheads a desperate Allied drive to save their capital and the French resistance launches an insurgency.
  • Kelly's Heroes focuses on a hodgepodge unit put together by the title character for an attempt to steal Nazi Gold during the Lorraine campaign.
  • The Last Drop: Focusing on a commando raid into Holland to recover Nazi Gold in the backdrop of Operation Market Garden.
  • The Longest Day covers both the events leading up to and on the 6th of June, 1944, the longest day for both the Allied invaders and the Axis defenders.
  • The Monuments Men - Based on a True Story film about a unit of art experts in the army tasked with protecting and rescuing plundered art from the Nazis.
  • Overlord (1975) follows a single British soldier, from the moment he's called up into the army at the age of 20, through his basic training, and up to June 6, 1944 when his platoon is part of the first wave of soldiers landing on Sword Beach.
  • Rommel - covers the last months of Erwin Rommel as he commands the defence of occupied France via the Atlantic Wall.
  • Patton - follows General Patton. The second half of the film takes place here.
  • Saving Private Ryan focuses on a squad of Rangers as they make their way through the semi-organised chaos of Operation Overlord in search of the titular Private Ryan.
  • Storming Juno - A docudrama retelling the Canadian assault of Juno Beach on D-Day
  • The Victors follows one U.S. squadron through Britain, France, Italy, and Germany.
  • When Trumpets Fade, set in the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest.

    The Air War (1940-1945) 

In which the two sides of the war try to bomb each other into submission. A fair chunk of these are British and a number are based on true stories.

The Blitz, which followed the Battle of Britain, was a German attempt to bomb the UK into surrendering, which didn't really work. The Battle of Britain had been a close run thing, as the British had spent much of the 1930s not investing in their fighter force as they had believed "the bomber will always get through". It took Winston Churchill to persuade them otherwise- the Spitfire and the Hurricane arriving just in time. The Blitz was at its peak during 1940-1941 and 1944-1945, the latter mostly using V1 and V2 missiles. There were still attacks on the United Kingdom in-between, but Germany's resources were focused on the Eastern Front at the time.

While the actions of the Allied bombing missions in Germany have been subject to quite a bit of historical debate (although there were legitimate industrial targets in German cities, the bombing of German civilians did not have the planned effect of destroying German industry or morale- it simply made them more resolved, much like what had happened during the Blitz), it should be noted that these bombing raids were very dangerous for British airmen. They flew at night, unlike the USAAF (US Army Air Force) who did the day missions. Of every 100 airmen, 55 on average would end up dead. The issue of not awarding separate medals for the British Bomber Command crews (who got the Air Crew Europe star that everyone else who flew over Europe did) is raised from time to time.

This is not to say that the USAAF had it any better. Flying by day meant they had a monstrously high casualty rate, particularly before P-51s were available for long range escort. There was a policy of "25 and out". Once an airman had done 25 missions, his war was over. The ball turret gunner, despite not having a parachute close to hand and being exposed to ground fire, wasn't actually that dangerous, relatively speaking. Just unpleasant, as they ended up doing somersaults in a tiny, cold, plexiglass and metal ball looking at a really long drop. The 25 got upped to 30 and then 35. The average crew got shot down around the 20th mission.

The Air War in the Pacific has received comparatively less attention, even though the scope and nature of the Pacific theater meant that air power played an even larger role there than it did in Europe. The strategic bombing campaign against Japan in particular has not received much attention, perhaps because it's difficult to portray massive fire raids against civilians in a heroic light. Even those who participated rarely considered it to be anything more than a necessary evil.

  • 633 Squadron:
  • Alice By Heart: The framing scenes are set during the 1941 London Blitz.
  • Battle of Britain: the RAF during the desperate days at the height of The Blitz.
  • The Big One
  • Catch-22: a very dark Black Comedy set in the Mediterranean campaign.
  • The Dam Busters: based on a true story about an elite air unit attempting a dangerous bombing mission on a major German dam.
  • Desperate Journey: Well, sort of about the air war. The story involves an RAF bomber grew that gets shot down over Germany and then goes on a, yes, desperate journey across Germany.
  • The German
  • A Guy Named Joe: Deals with both the European and Pacific air wars.
  • Into The White: A German and a British plane are shot down during a dog fight and the crews cooperate to survive in the Norwegian mountains.
  • London Can Take It!: 1940 documentary short showing a real German bombing raid on London, with firefighting efforts as well as a look at damage the next day.
  • Both versions of Memphis Belle:
  • Mosquito Squadron
  • Passage to Marseille: An odd example since the Framing Device that begins and ends the film involves a Free French bomber squadron based in England, but the middle part of the film involves a bunch of prisoners in French Guiana trying to escape to join the war effort.
  • Reach for the Sky: Biopic of RAF pilot Douglas Bader, a double amputee who became flying ace.
  • Red Tails: Lucasfilm finally gives the Tuskeegee Airmen the patriotic war movie they deserve a half-century after the war.
  • Shadow in the Cloud
  • The Tuskeegee Airmen: An earlier and arguably less patriotic take on the same subject as Red Tails: Elite African American fighter pilots who are subjected to racism while fighting for their country.
  • Twelve O'Clock High: The US 8th Air Force's daylight bombing campaign.
  • Victory Through Air Power: Disney Wartime Cartoon (yes, Disney) that explains the vital role of airpower in modern warfare.
  • The War Lover: examines what it takes to be an Ace Pilot: is he a hero, or a psychopath?
  • The Way To The Stars surveys the entire western European air war as the protagonist progresses from New Meat RAF bomber pilot to a ground controller supporting both the British and American air forces.

Though less common, there are several movies about the Air War in the Pacific:

  • Air Force - one of the earliest examples, a 1942 film about a B-17 bomber crew travelling to the Philippines in December 1941, passing through Hawaii on the day after the Pearl Harbor attack.
  • Flying Tigers — 1942 propaganda film with John Wayne about the American mercenary air force defending China.
  • The Flying Leathernecks — John Wayne yet again!
  • God Is My Copilot - About the Flying Tigers
  • Pearl Harbor — Features the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo.
  • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo — All about the Doolittle Raid. John Wayne somehow missed this one.

    The Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945) 

In which the German submarines (U-Boote) try to starve Britain into submission and stop equipment from getting to the Allies. The subs (on both sides) are hot, cramped and nasty. In fact, calling them submarines is slightly inaccurate, considering that most of their time was spent on the surface.

This campaign started pretty much on day one of the war, making it the longest battle in human history. A German U-boat mistook a passenger liner running without lights for an armed merchant ship... You get the idea.

Three-quarters of those who went out in the U-Boote did not return. This was a result of a combination of the Allies' refining their convoy system and its defences, as well as simply producing more ships, both cargo and fighting types, than the U-Boats could sink and thus were overwhelmed.

  • Action in the North Atlantic — a tribute to the Merchant Marine, the civilian crews who had to sail the ships that carried the supplies that sustained the allied effort in WWII. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey.
  • Crash Dive
  • Below — A psychological horror film set aboard an American sub on patrol in the Atlantic.
  • Das Boot— A German movie from the U-boat crews' perspective: "hunters" who are actually the hunted and not likely to survive in any case.
  • The Cruel Sea — film version of the novel by Nicholas Monserrat, about the crew of a British corvette escorting convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic.
  • The Enemy Below — An American destroyer escort and a German U-boat duel on the high seas. Inspired the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Balance of Terror".
  • Enigma
  • Greyhound — A feature film about an American captain's (Tom Hanks) first convoy command in 1942 and being targeted by German U-Boats.
  • The Incredible Mr. Limpet — A half-live action/half-animated comedy starring Don Knotts as a wimpy accountant who transforms into a talking fish with a Make Me Wanna Shout power, which he uses to help the US Navy locate and destroy U-boats. Yes, really.
  • Lifeboat — An Alfred Hitchcock movie made in 1943 about the survivors of a sunken merchant ship who are trapped in the titular lifeboat with the U-Boat captain who sank them.
  • The Long Voyage Home — Merchant sailors taking military supplies to England while German U-boats prowled the Atlantic. Made prior to the American entry into the war.
  • U571—an American movie that caused outrage in Britain due to showing the first captured Enigma machine to be recovered by an American submarine crew.
  • We Dive at Dawn — A British movie made in 1942, set on a British submarine.

The early years of the war in the Atlantic also saw some combat between surface ships, in particular the raids of the German battleships Admiral Graf Spee and the (in)famous Bismarck.

    Resistance Movements (1939-1945) 

The most famous is arguably the French Resistance (Trope Namer of La Résistance), but the other movements throughout Europe, most notably Greeks, Yugoslavs, Soviets and Poles, were very effective in their respective countries too. The German Resistance is also portrayed for their valiant, though eventually futile due to their small numbers and lack of support, attempt to save Germany from Hitler's rule.

  • Army of Shadows: Dramatic film showing the work of a French Resistance unit. Directed by an actual veteran of the Resistance, Jean-Pierre Melville.
  • Black Book
  • Canaris: A drama about Wilhelm Canaris opposing the Nazis from his position as chief of the Abwehr and executed for hispart in the 20 July plot to kill Hitler.
  • Casablanca
  • Charlotte Gray
  • Come and See: Belarusian partisans fight SS Einsatzgruppen.
  • Defiance: About the Bielski Partisans, a group of Jews who hid in the Belorussian forests and fought the Nazis and local peasant collaborators
  • Escape to Athena: Greek resistance and POWs conspire against Nazis.
  • Flame and Citron: About the Danish Resistance.
  • A Generation: About a cell of young Communist guerillas in occupied Warsaw, 1942-1943.
  • A Man Escaped: About a French Resistance officer who has to escape from a Gestapo prison before he's executed.
  • Max Manus: Norway's answer to Flame and Citron.
  • "Pimpernel" Smith
  • The Red Meadows: The Danish resistance blows up a German factory, but two of their guys get arrested.
  • Rome, Open City: An Italian resistance cell in Rome during the Aug. 1943-June 1944 German occupation.
  • Soldier of Orange: Paul Verhoeven's first film about the Netherlands during WWII.
  • Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage, about several members of the German resistance (against the Nazi regime, that is).
  • The Sorrow and the Pity is an excellent documentary about both the French Resistance and the Vichy regime that they opposed.
  • To Have And Have Not
  • The Train: About a group of French resistance fighters trying to stop a train filled with art treasures from leaving the country as the Germans retreat.
  • Valkyrie: About a group of German officers trying to assassinate Hitler.
  • Le Vieux Fusil
  • We Leave for England follows Norwegian resistance fighters in their flight from the Gestapo.
  • Where Eagles Dare
  • Wild Wind
  • Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter)
  • Many local Yugoslav movies, some of the more famous being: The Battle of Sutjeska, The Battle of Neretva, Raid on Drvar and Walter Defends Sarajevo. All involve the Yugoslav (communist-led resistance) fighting versus various Axis forces. Most were rather akin to Italian Spaghetti Westerns recycled in the WW2-era Balkans. Movies made in the last 10-15 years of Yugoslavia sometimes had a much darker tone, focusing on topics like atrocities, betrayal and trying to survive what was effectively a civil war. A good example of this kind of movie is Occupation in 26 pictures.

    Special Forces and Spies (1939-1945) 

Films about various small forces carrying out special missions involving sabotage, spying or assassinations, most prominently coming from the Allied side. Outside of Alternate History, Ghostapo and Stupid Jetpack Hitler, this is the genre where historical events tends to take a backseat the most to focus on flashy and sometimes glamorous action.

Historical Operations:
  • The Catcher Was a Spy: About Major League Baseball catcher Moe Berg, who went to work for the OSS monitoring the Germans' efforts to develop an atomic bomb.
  • Female Agents: Women who were recruited by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE).
  • Five Fingers: Loosely based on the real exploits of Agent Cicero spying for the Germans in neutral Turkey.
  • The Heroes of Telemark: About the Norwegian heavy water sabotage.
  • The Man Who Never Was: Slightly fictionalized account of the operation "Mincemeat", succesful attempt of the British intelligence to deceive Wehrmacht into thinking that planned invasion of Sicily would actually take place elsewhere.
  • Operation Crossbow: Offers a fictionalized account of the titular Allied espionage operation to hinder the German development and use of long-range weapons.

Fictional Operations:

    Prisoners of War (1940-1945) 

Germans generally respected the Geneva Conventions with regards to US, UK and French POWs, although by the end of the war when almost everyone was on the verge of starvation they were seriously considering throwing the Conventions out of the window with the Allied bombing raids as the excuse.

Geneva had never so much as been in the building when it came to the treatment of Slavic peoples by Germans - captured Red Army soldiers usually ended up as slaves or starved in death camps at best. And assuming they actually survived to be liberated their treatment upon returning home was frequently nearly as bad since Stalin's Soviet Union practiced You Have Failed Me on a massive scale and shuttled them directly from German prison camps to Siberian labor camps where they served, ironically enough, alongside the German prisoners of war the Soviets belatedly (and sometimes never) got around to releasing. The last German and Volkdeutsche prisoners to be released came back in the 1950s.

Conversely, the Allied POW camps, especially American and Canadian ones, kept to the Geneva Conventions so well that they became famous for being often more comfortable to Axis prisoners than their own side's barracks. This proved surprisingly beneficial for the Allies: the prisoners generally refrained from causing trouble, were more inclined to cooperate with interrogators and work details outside like on local farms, encouraged surrenders of the enemy and was excellent propaganda to the civilians of Allied nations that they were on the side of the good guys in that war. A number of repatriated Italian (and even some German) ex POW later emigrated back to the US and Canada, a testament both to the treatment they received and the relative lack of opportunity at home.

You did not want to be prisoner of the Japanese, as they considered surrendering as a shameful and degrading thing. Slave work, executions, torture and starvation were widespread, with also some infamous cases of experimentations on humans.

    The Holocaust (1939-1945) 

The Holocaust is the genocide Nazi Germany carried out on its territory and throughout occupied Europe primarily against Jewish people, but also against a couple other sorts of people their ideology deemed worthy of being exterminated, such as political opponents, Slavs, homosexuals and Gypsies.

  • Amen about the attempt of a priest to warn the Pope in Vatican about the gassings of Jews on behalf of SS officer Kurt Gerstein, who witnessed mass murders in gas chambers.
  • Au revoir les enfants
  • Bent
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • Come and See, set during the Nazis' extermination campaign in Belarus.
  • Conspiracy (2001), a film based on the Wannsee Conference where the Final Solution was decided.
  • The Counterfeiters
  • Escape from Sobibór
  • Europa Europa - the true story of Solomon Perel, a Jewish boy who survived the Holocaust by pretending to be German and ended up being in the Hitler Youth
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis - persecution of Italian Jews ending in their roundup for deportation
  • God on Trial
  • The Grey Zone, about the Jewish sonderkommandos in the death camps, forced to cooperate in the killing mechanism even as they knew could be next to die at any time.
  • Jacob the Liar, the original East German version
  • Judgment at Nuremberg is not actually about the actual trial of the surviving key Nazis; instead, it's a fictional tale based on the Judges' Trial and a real life case.
  • Kapò - A teenaged Jewish girl escapes Auschwitz only to become a despised "kapo" (prisoner guarding other prisoners) in a different labor camp.
  • Der letzte Zug
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Night and Fog
  • The Ninth Circle: A Christian family in Yugoslavia tries to shelter a Jewish girl from the Nazis.
  • The Pianist about Jewish pianist Władysław Szpilman, who escaped deportation and managed to survive in Warsaw between 1939 and 1945.
  • The Revolt of Job: A Jewish couple in Hungary adopts a Christian child, in part to leave him their possessions as they see the Final Solution coming.
  • The Round Up about the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup. 13000 Jews were arrested (including more than 4000 children) in Paris by the French police (which collaborated) and deported to the death camps in Poland.
  • Sarah's Key
  • Schindler's List about the German industrialist who managed to save about 1200 Jews from extermination by employing them in his businesses.
  • Shoah - the definitive documentary on the Holocaust
  • Son of Saul - A Sonderkommando prisoner at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp
  • Sterne - (Translation: Stars)
  • Sunshine (1999)
  • Toyland
  • Visas and Virtue
  • Woman in Gold - the true story of Maria Altmann, an Austrian Jew who fled during the Anschluss and fifty years later sought litigation to retrieve a painting of her aunt that was stolen by the Nazis

    Home Fronts (1939-1945) 

The impact of the war on civilian life in the various countries that took part in the conflict.


  • Aimée & Jaguar, the true story of the lesbian affair between German housewife Lilly Wust and Jewish woman Felice Schragenheim.
  • Before the Fall, about the Nazi National Political Academy.
  • A Hidden Life, the story of Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to enlist in the German army.
  • Lili Marleen, a fictional story around the famous hit song.
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun deals with a woman's journey from the earliest stages of Germany's surrender to the mid-1950s in West Germany.
  • My Führer, a comedy in which Adolf Hitler is so depressed that he hires a Jewish acting coach to help him prepare a New Year speech.
  • The Night fell on Gotenhafen, about the tragedy of the Wilhelm Gustloff, which was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine in January 1945. It is the largest loss of life in a single ship sinking in history, up to 9400 German civilians and soldiers died trying to evacuate East Prussia to flee the Soviet advance.
  • Rosenstrasse, a film about the 1943 protest in the eponymous street. Many "pure German blood" wives and relatives of Jewish men took to the street in protest against their deportation.
  • The Tin Drum — Set in the city of Danzig, which was part of Germany until 1919, when the League of Nations made it a Free City and allowed Poland access to the Baltic sea there, thus cutting East Prussia off from the rest of Germany. The city was still mostly German ethnically, and was the first to be invaded by the German armies on September 1st 1939.
  • Wunschkonzert, a 1940 German propaganda film that shows the Luftwaffe bombing Poland and a combat scene in what appears to be the 1940 Western Front, but is mostly about the star-crossed romance between a German woman and her fighter pilot boyfriend. They're eventually reunited through the popular Wunschkonzert weekly radio show.


  • Bizalom: A young woman in late 1944 Budapest is shocked to find out that her husband is part of La Résistance and has fled to avoid arrest. To avoid arrest herself she has to get fake papers and pretend to be the wife of another man who is also hiding under a false identity. They fall in love.


  • Malèna: A pubescent boy is entranced by the beauty of the most gorgeous woman in his village—who has been left in desperate straits after her husband is killed in battle.
  • Shoeshine: Two street urchins struggle to survive in the grim poverty of the Roman underclass immediately following liberation in 1944.


  • Army, a Japanese film made during the war, 1944 to be exact, about the duty of the Japanese to support the war and the duty of Japanese parents to give their sons to the Emperor. Contains a very subtle anti-war message.
  • Bridge to the Sun: Unusual in that it's an American film in English. The protagonist is a white woman who goes to Japan with her Japanese diplomat husband, when he and everyone else in the Washington embassy are sent home in December 1941.
  • Doctor Akagi, set in a Japanese town during the last days of the war.
  • Grave of the Firefliesnote  - a slice of Japanese civilian life in 1945. Based on the same novel as the animated film.
  • Memoirs of a Geisha - a stylised account of the life of a Japanese entertainer-courtesan
  • Morning for the Osone Family, 1946 Japanese film about the suffering an upper-middle class family undergoes due to the conflict.
  • The Most Beautiful: 1944 Akira Kurosawa propaganda movie showing young Japanese women laboring away at a factory making precision lenses for the war effort.

United Kingdom:



  • AK-47: A Russian Biopic that starts off with Mikhail Kalashnikov's service on the Eastern Front in 1941, then shifts to his engineering work on the Russian Home Front in Moscow throughout the rest of the war and then some of his post-war work involving the creation of his infamous AK-47 assault rifle.

    Fantasy / Horror / Science-Fiction 

Where there's much outlandish genre fun to be had and where history definitely leaves the building.

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks: a spinster who trains as a witch wants to use her powers to help the British war effort.
  • Captain America: The First Avenger: Takes place in the United States and Europe during World War II. Leading an international Allied unit, Captain America fights Hydra, a Nazi science division led by Red Skull that uses technology way beyond anything imaginable in the 1940s, thanks to the Cosmic Cube (the Tesseract).
  • King of the Zombies: A German agent in the Caribbean kidnaps an American admiral and tortures him in an attempt to learn the defences of the Panama Canal. Plus, you know, zombies.
  • Overlord (2018) follows a group of paratroopers who encounter Nazis and horrifying experiments underneath a radio tower.
  • Reign of the Gargoyles- a horror slash science fiction set during the Battle of the Bulge, where the Nazis unleash a horde of gargoyles in Northern France, and the Allies end up having to find a way to both prevent the Germans from finding a way to control the monsters as well as find a way to stop the latter for good.

Films that don't really fit elsewhere.

Other media:

    Anime & Manga 
  • Adolf
  • Barefoot Gen: A 1973-1974 manga that was adapted by Madhouse into two anime films in 1983 and 1986. The story mainly concerns the bombing of Hiroshima, and is well known for its very graphic and horrifying depictions of the dead and dying as a result of the bombing.
  • The Cockpit
  • El Alamein no Shinden
  • First Squad
  • Grave of the Fireflies - The downward spiral a Japanese boy and his younger sister dying from starvation towards the end of the war. (No, that doesn't need a spoiler tag: you are told this at the start of the movie.) Based on the novel of the same name authored by Akiyuki Nosaka.
  • Hellsing: The Big Bad and his Mooks are SS troops who have since been turned into vampires. A prequel manga titled Hellsing: The Dawn, covers two major characters dropping into Poland to make sure their vampires don't see the frontlines.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers, obviously, although it spans from the Roman Empire to the present day.
  • In This Corner of the World: A 2007-2009 manga that later received a 2011 Live-Action Adaptation and a 2016 anime film. Set mainly in Kure in 1944 and 1945, it starts out as a historical Slice of Life story but the war steadily intrudes further and further into the characters' everyday lives, the clock ticking down all the while to Little Boy.
  • Kurogane Pukapuka Tai, a yuri manga about an IJN cruiser crewed entirely by women (except for the captain).
  • Kutsuzure Sensen: The adventures of a pagan witch and her friend, a young NKVD officer, on Eastern war front.
  • Momotaro's Sea Eagles: 37-minute 1943 film, one of the oldest surviving examples of Japanese anime. Cute cuddly animals who are also Imperial Japanese Navy pilots blow the hell out of Pearl Harbor.
  • Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors: 1945 film, sequel to the above, oldest anime feature film. Cute cuddly animals become fearless paratroopers, and wind up invading a British-held island.
  • Rail of the Star: an Anime about Japanese civilians desperate to escape North Korea after the war that notably glosses over why Japanese civilians would be desperate to escape Korea after the war.
  • Space Battleship Yamato uses a famous World War 2 battleship as the protagonist ship, while enemy small craft are torpedo and dive bombers,and the whole "Quest for Iscandar" is basically a sci-fi, cathartic fantasy of Yamato's sucidal last mission actually succeeding.
    • Completely unrelated to the anime is the 2005 live action film "Otoko-tachi no Yamato", literally "The Men's Yamato" - depicting Operation Ten-Go and the IJN Yamato's final mission, the last major Japanese naval operation in the Pacific.
  • Strike Witches is an Alternate History version of WWII with aliens and girls who don't wear pants.
  • Zipang

     Comic Books 

  • The Children of Time episode "The Manhattan Conspiracy" takes place in New Mexico just before and during the first testing of the atomic bomb. The Cult of Skaro is looking to utilize the radiation of the bomb, and the Tenth Doctor & Co. arrive just in time to interfere.

  • Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall is Spike Milligan's account of serving in the Royal Artillery in North Africa during the war.
  • Alistair MacLean wrote several novels based on his experiences in WWII, among them South by Java Head and HMS Ulysses.* All The Light We Cannot See takes place mostly in occupied France, specifically the walled city of Saint-Malo
  • The Animorphs book "Elfangor's Secret" has the heroes chasing a time-traveling Controller. By the time they get to World War II, things have been changed enough that Hitler is now a lowly jeep driver, though the war still happens, including the D-Day invasion happening on the same day.
  • The Amazing Adventuresof Kavalier And Clay: Joe Kavalier, one of the main characters, escapes from Prague in 1939 after Nazi Germany occupied Czechoslovakia and takes refuge in New York City. He enlists in the US Navy and is shipped to Antarctica after the ship with refugees destined for New York City, in which his younger brother Thomas was travelling in, was destroyed by a German U-boat.
  • In Margery Benery-Isbert's The Ark, the actual events of World War II are in flashback, but only months earlier for the refugee characters; one son managed to return from the front, but the father has not.
  • Armored units in the Yugoslav battlefield 1941-1945 (Oklopne jedinice na jugoslovenskom ratištu 1941-45) by Bojan Dimitrijević and Dragan Savić describes in great detail the armored units of all warring factions in Yugoslavia (Wehrmacht, Waffen SS, Italians, Red Army, Partisans, Chetniks, Croatian Ustaše etc.).
  • Asiunia is based on the authors childhood in occupied Poland.
  • Atonement, or about two-thirds of the story - set in Dunkirk and the English homefront.
  • Auntie Mame and its sequel Around the World with Auntie Mame are partially set during the war.
  • Some of the novels in the Bernie Gunther series, the whole set of which follows German detective Bernie Gunther from 1928 to 1957.
    • Prague Fatale finds Bernie investigating a murder for Reinhard Heydrich in Prague in 1941, after having returned from the horrors of the Eastern Front.
    • A Man Without Breath is set in the spring of 1943, soon after the defeat at Stalingrad. Bernie is investigating the discovery of the corpses of thousands of Polish officers in the Katyn forest.
    • The Lady From Zagreb has two parts; the first is set in the summer of 1942 shortly after the events of Prague Fatale, and the second part is set soon after A Man Without Breath, in summer 1943 when Bernie gets back from Katyn and winds up getting involved in some espionage activities.
    • Field Grey—about half the novel is set in 1954 but there are extensive flashbacks to Bernie's experiences in 1940 in occupied France, 1941 in the Ukraine as Bernie witnesses the Holocaust, and 1945 as Bernie is conscripted into the doomed defense of Konigsberg.
  • Biggles appears in a number of books set in WW2.
  • The war heavily figures in the ''Aunt Dimity'' series, although the books themselves are set in the present. Dimity Westwood and Lori's mother met and became friends in wartime London; following her mother's wishes expressed in a letter, Lori researches people in Dimity's past in the first book. Several of the residents of Finch were child evacuees who returned to live there as adults, and one Italian POW settled in the area, later fathering several children who appear in later books. In Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince, Gracie Thames notes that she and her husband named three of their children for family members who were killed by the Nazis when Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
  • Connie Willis wrote a series of novels (Blackout/All Clear) and short stories ('Firewatch' 'Jack') about the experiences of British citizens during the war (and especially London during the Blitz.)
  • The Blindness of the Heart (Die Mittagsfrau) takes place in Germany and starts out in the World War I era, and then things get worse for the characters when the war begins: at least one character dies in the camps, and the main character is forced to deny her Jewish heritage and carry falsified Aryan papers.
  • The Book Thief is about Liesel Meminger growing up in a foster home in WWII Nazi Germany. And with a foster family that ends up hiding a Jew in their basement, too.
  • La Brèche is a science-fiction novel about a history-themed Reality TV show from 2060 (it uses Time Travel) sending a war correspondent and a WWII historian to cover the Omaha Beach landing.
  • The fairytale adaptation Briar Rose by Jane Yolen is one of these. Definitely falls under True Art Is Angsty, even if it doesn't COMPLETELY manage a Downer Ending.
  • The Caine Mutiny. Set on the Pacific front, but hardly features any combat.
  • Catch-22, a very dark Black Comedy set in the Mediterranean campaign.
  • The Guernsey / Armishire books in the Chalet School series are set during the Second World War, and the effects of the war on the school are a major part of the plots of The Chalet School in Exile, The Chalet School Goes To It and The Highland Twins at the Chalet School.
  • Charlotte Gray is about an Englishwoman who goes to France to join La Résistance and find her boyfriend, an airmen who went MIA there. Thought to be Very Loosely Based on the True Stories of Agents Nancy Wake and Pearl Cornioley.
  • In Chrono Hustle World War 2 is occasionally mentioned as one of the time periods the time doors can go to. Characters finally actually go there at the end of #10.
  • Code Name Verity revolves around a British spy in occupied France who's been captured by the Nazis and tortured into giving up the codes to the radios she was trying to smuggle to La Résistance. The second half revolves around her best friend, the pilot who flew her to France, who ends up working with La Résistance to accomplish the spy's true objective—the destruction of the prison she's being held in.
  • Constantine's crossing (Konstantinovo raskršće) by Dejan Stojiljković is a novel about Partisans, Chetniks and Ghostapo in search of the Spear of Destiny.
  • Courier From Warsaw
  • Cryptonomicon
  • The D Agency novel series follows a covert Japanese intelligence agency across the years 1939-1941.
  • The Barrett Tillman novel Dauntless set during Midway. One character killed during the story is the father of Bud Callaway, President in his earlier novel The Sixth Battle.
  • Death Is My Trade, fictionalized biography about Rudolf Höß, the Nazi commandant of the Auschwitz death camp.
  • Taylor Anderson's Destroyermen series is set from early 1942 onwards, based around two Asiatic destroyers and the Japanese Battlecruiser Amagi and her crew sent to an alternate reality.
  • The Diary of Anne Frank is a diary written by a Jewish girl who went into hiding during the war. She was eventually captured and killed, and her family had parts of her diary published posthumously.
  • Douglas Reeman has written at least twenty novels of the Royal Navy in WWII, including several set on the Pacific front (both The Pride and the Anguish and Strike from the Sea focus on the fall of Singapore).
  • Catherynne M. Valente's children's novel The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making takes place during and is affected by the war. The protagonist September is dealing with big changes in her home life while her father is away fighting and her mother works long hours in a factory.
  • The English Patient, set mostly in Italy and North Africa, with a bit of the 1941-45 Soviet-German war. A few US-made 1943-45 propaganda movies made about the Eastern Front glossed over many of the Soviet Union's more questionable activities, which would come back to haunt their creators and actors just a few years later during the late 40s to early 50s Red Scare.
  • Gerfaut war novels mostly take place during the war. Specifically, most are set on the Eastern Front and the War Is Hell trope is central to them.
  • Harry Turtledove:
    • Settling Accounts (Harry Turtledove Alternate History pitting the USA against the Confederate States of America; CSA president Jake Featherston is Hitler in all but name. What minority is he wiping out in the death camps? Confederate Negroes).
    • Also by Harry Turtledove, the Darkness series, which is WWII set in a fantasy environment, with each side replaced with a Fantasy Counterpart Culture and magic wands and dragons instead of guns and bombers.
    • A third Harry Turtledove book set is the Worldwar series, about an alien invasion in May, 1942, following to the end of that war, plus further series looking at the 1960s and the 1990s.
    • And series four by Turtledove is The War That Came Early where World War II started a year early when the Munich Conference fell apart and Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia.
  • The Hiding Place is the telling of survivor Corrie ten Boom's experiences in occupied Europe.
  • Primo Levi's If This Is a Man details the author's survival in Auschwitz.
  • Jack Higgins has written quite a few.
  • Jedenje bogova (Eating the Gods) by Goran Čučković is a short novella about the atrocities committed by Croatian fascists in German-occupied Yugoslavia. It is not an easy read, by any means.
  • The Just William stories by Richmal Crompton began long before the war (and were still coming out long after it ended) but several collections were written during the war and see William and his family and friends cope with life on the Home Front, dealing with rationing and hunting for imagined German spies.
  • Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones. Maximilian Aue is an SS officer of French and German ancestry. He helps carry out massacres during the Holocaust and finally flees from Germany to start a new life in northern France. Aue is present during several of the major events of the war.
  • The League of Secret Heroes books are set during World War II, following the adventures of three girls who gain superpowers and join a secret organization dedicated to aiding the war effort from American soil by foiling plots by spies of both the Nazis and the Japanese Army.
  • Lelejska gora by Mihailo Lalić is an introspective novel about a Yugoslav Partisan named Lado Tajović.
  • Len Deighton's loose "war trilogy": City of Gold, set in North Africa; Bomber, all about a single bombing raid and its effects on a town in England and a town in Germany; and Goodbye Mickey Mouse about a bomber escort group. There's also SS-GB which is Alternate History where England is under Nazi occupation.
  • Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman is an epic novel which tells the struggle of Russian people against the German invasion. Since Grossman himself was a news reporter at the frontlines, his book is widely considered to be historically accurate. It portrays soldiers of the Red Army as heroes fighting against all odds, at the same time heavily criticizing Soviet bureaucracy. It was therefore banned in the Soviet Union for some time.
  • Dean Koontz's Lightning at least, that's Stefan's time period of origin and where various pivotal events take place. Other events range from 1955 to 1988.
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Film of the Book turns a single sentence mentioning the Pevensie kids being sent to live in the country "because of the air raids" into a dangerous scene that takes place right in the middle of the London Blitz.
    • Something of a reality to that- there was a second evacuation of vulnerable Londoners during the Blitz as many had returned after the initial feared raids hadn't materialised.
  • Living Alone by Stella Benson.
  • Field marshall Erich von Manstein wrote Lost Victories as memoirs of his command over Wehrmacht in the Eastern front.
  • Mailed Fist deals with a troop of British Churchill tanks between D-Day and the war's end.
  • Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Quartet
  • Memoirs of a Geisha mainly took place during the Great Depression, though it was the start of the war that changed many things for the main character Sayuri.
  • Mister Roberts takes place in the Pacific but features no action, to the great dissatisfaction of the title character.
  • The Naked and the Dead, set on a fictional island at the Pacific.
  • Night by Elie Wiesel, an autobiography about his time in the concentration camps and on the way there.
  • The Night Garden is set on a farm in Vancouver in 1945, and the third act deals with the protagonists trying to cover up their involvement in crashing an experimental army plane.
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is about two sisters in occupied France.
  • Also, Number the Stars takes place in Denmark, World War II.
  • Poul Anderson's alternate history Operation Chaos. In fact, one of the first things the narrator says is, better too much information than too little, and if you already know who won World War II, let me say it anyhow. Turns out you don't even know who fought World War II or where. (The timelines diverged early in the twentieth century.)
  • Otto: Autobiography of a Teddy Bear: A children's picture book about the odyssey of a teddy bear that belonged to a young Jewish boy before, during and after World War II.
  • Los Pájaros de Fuego, which centres on a elite, Hispanophone Filipino family shocked by the Japanese invasion and occupation (the title, in fact, refers to Japanese Zero fighters).
  • Perilous Passage by Bruce Nicolaysen, which is about fleeing from the Nazis through the icy Spanish mountains.
  • Robert Ludlum has a few too.
  • Robert Westall set several of his books and short stories during World War II, most famously The Machine Gunners but also, Blitzcat, The Blitz, and Blackham's Wimpey from the anthology Break of Dark.
  • Rose Under Fire is set in Ravensbrück, a concentration camp, during the last year of the war.
  • The Secret of Crickley Hall, while set mainly in 2006, is driven by a 1943 atrocity, in whose wake linger the spirits of several Blitz Evacuees. Some scenes directly narrate the wartime events.
  • The Secret Of Santa Vittoria
  • Shanghai Girls starts out in China in 1937, around the time Japanese soldiers invade.
  • Vercors' Le Silence de la mer, which was written in 1942 and secretly published in Occupied Paris.
  • Silent Gunpowder by Branko Ćopić tells the story of a WW2 Serbian village located in central Yugoslavia (now Bosnia) whose inhabitants are forced to choose between alligning with royalist Chetniks or communist Partisans.
  • Silent Ship, Silent Sea: A coming of age story aboard a damaged destroyer at Guadelcanal.
  • Skärvor av kristall by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren takes place in 1938 and 1939. The new great war hasn't started quite yet, but many people know that it's just around the corner. Louise's boyfriend is a Jewish refugee from Germany.
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, in part based on his experiences during the bombing of Dresden.
  • Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan is based on a true story about a bunch of Norwegian kids that snuck their country's gold past Nazis in the winter of 1939-1940 and adults who got it to America.
  • Soldier Dogs: Each book takes place somewhere during World War II.
  • Stepping On The Cracks
  • Stuka Pilot, the memoir of Hans-Ulrich Rudel, the top scoring pilot in Germany and, single-handedly, the deadliest man in an airplane: the Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber.
  • The French novel Suite Française by the Ukrainian-French writer Irène Némirovsky, set in the German occupied France. The author was planning 5 volumes of which she managed to complete only 2 before being deported and killed in Auschwitz as a Jew.
  • Summer of My German Soldier, a YA novel about a Jewish-American girl who befriends a German POW in wartime Arkansas.
  • The novels by Sven Hassel on the 27th Penal Panzer Regiment.
  • The protagonist of A Tale of Time City is a Blitz Evacuee who gets pulled outside of time on her way out of London.
  • Tales of the South Pacific is a short story collection by James Michener meant to give an idea of what it was like to experience the war from one of the many dinky islands used as remote, isolated bases in the South Pacific. Two of the stories contained within were adapted into the famous musical South Pacific.
  • Third Reich Victorious: an anthology edited by Peter G. Tsouras, containing ten self-contained scenarios in which Germany ends up winning the war.
  • A Thread of Grace takes place in the year and a half between Italy's surrender and V-E day.
  • To Know Oneself in Combat (Poznat sebya v boyu), memoirs of Alexander Pokryshkin, Soviet Air Force Marshall and official Hero of the Soviet Union, who fought against the German Luftwaffe.
  • Soviet lieutenant general Vasily Chuikov commanded the famous 62nd Army during and after the Battle of Stalingrad. He wrote several books of memoirs, most notably The Beginning of the Road about the succesful defense of Stalingrad, The Guards of Stalingrad go West about the liberation of Soviet Union and Fall of the Third Reich about the Soviet thrust into Germany.
  • The Unwomanly Face Of War is a collection of memories of hundreds of Soviet women who enlisted in the Red Army.
  • Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean
  • The Winds Of War and War And Remembrance is practically a grand tour of World War II.
  • The Wing Commander novelizations are explicitly intended as sci-fi remakes of certain key points in WW2.
  • Ken Follett's Winter of the World begins in 1933 and ends in 1949, more than half of the action describes the Second World War from the perspective of several protagonists from several origins (American, British, Russian, and German).
  • Without Seeing The Dawn – depicts a Filipino (specifically, Visayan/Ilonggo) farming community that's quickly, and savagely, drawn into the war with the Japanese occupation bursting in midway through the novel. The protagonist joins the U.S. colonial Armed Forces to fight the Japanese, and upon returning to his hometown becomes a guerrilla.
  • Caging Skies is the book Taika Watiti's Jojo Rabbit is based on

     Live-Action TV 

  • About half to two-thirds of Sabaton's output is based on events and figures from World War II. The band's Horrible History Metal theme, in fact, came about when frontman Joakim Brodén wrote a song but couldn't figure out what to use for lyrics, then he watched Saving Private Ryan and decided to write about D-Day, which became the song "Primo Victoria".
  • Songs about longing for an absent lover's return have always been popular, but those from the Forties – "Till Then", "I'll Be Seeing You", "Waiting For The Train To Come In", etc. – take on greater significance when you think about what was going on when they were recorded.

  • X Minus One: "Project Trojan" is set during the war, and is about a team of counter-intelligence operatives trying to trick the Germans into chasing a fake scientific development.

     Tabletop Games 
  • In the 1960s through the 1980s, Avalon Hill and SPI thrived on tabletop games about WWII: Third Reich, Afrika Korps, Patton's War, Midway, Battle of the Bulge, and a zillion others.

  • The most notable theatre adaptation of Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.
  • The best known play by Germain Muller, Enfin...Redde m'r nimm devon (At last... let's not talk about it anymore), takes place during the de facto annexation of Alsace by Nazi Germany and deals with the war as experienced by the locals, including the conscription of (French-born) people in the German armies.
  • Imagine This- a musical set in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942.
  • The Long And The Short And The Tall is a play about a section of Britsh infantrymen trapped behind enemy lines in Burma.
  • Mister Roberts takes place in the Pacific but far from combat. V-E Day happens during the course of the play's action.
  • A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino: A borderline case. Set in October 1941, the war in Europe has been ongoing for two years, but it's yet to formally begin in the Philippines, then a U.S. colonial territory (of course, the Pacific theatre begins with Pearl Harbour in December 1941—Hawaii itself being an out-and-out U.S. colony—and reaches Manila itself a few weeks later). The spectre of war hangs over the entire city, however, with practice blackouts, air-raid sirens, and news of Americans being evacuated in advance.
  • South Pacific is likewise set far from the action in a backwater Pacific island.
  • There Shall Be No Night is a play set in Finland as the Finns battle to save themselves during the 1939-40 Winter War.
  • Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit takes place during the aftermath of the Sleepy Lagoon murder, and the Zoot Suit riots.
    • Valdez followed up Zoot Suit years later with Valley of the Heart, which revolves around two Star-Crossed Lovers, the daughter of a wealthy Japanese American land owner and a Mexican American farm hand. After she and her family are rounded up and locked up in an internment camp, his father reluctantly agrees to take care of the farm until they return.
  • Lost in Yonkers is a Coming-of-Age Story set on the home front.

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  • One episode of Bedtime Stories (YouTube Channel) has the first half set late in the European War, where American soldiers discover an abandoned town hall just outside Hanover during the push into Germany. And it's heavily implied that the Nazis were doing research into the occult in the building's basement.
    • Another episode, "The Curse of the Ourang Medan", while not set in World War II proper, makes mention of activities during and after the war, such as Operation Paperclip, the Allied effort to recruit German scientists to the West, as well as a German chemical weapon called Tabun, which is considered to be the most likely suspect in making the titular cargo ship sink.
    • Season 4 has the Flight 19 incident, which takes place just months after the Japanese surrender, involving five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers going missing. The lead pilot of the flight, Lt. Charles Carroll Taylor, is even mentioned to have fought in the Pacific Theater during the war, as well as the fact that the narrator mentioned the Avenger's greatest World War II achievement of sinking both Yamato-class battleships.
    • "The Skies over Kecksburg" makes mention of the Nazi wonder weapon programs, specifically one called "Die Glocke", a mysterious bell-shaped device said to be able to travel through time and space. "For Whom The Bell Tolls" further expands on the device, specifically its background and possible purposes.
    • "Evil Under the Ice" is set in the immediate aftermath of the war, detailing Operation Highjump and Nazi forces allegedly making bases in the Antarctic long after the German surrender.
    • "The New York Nuke" brings up the possibility of the existence of the German nuclear weapons program, as well as the Junkers Ju 390 and it's ability to reach the East Coast of the United States.
    • "The Peculiar Death of Peter Gibbs" mentions the titular ex-RAF pilot's career during World War II, flying Supermarine Spitfires from 1944 until the end of the war in Europe.
    • "The Disappearance of the Nanjing Battalion" features the China-Burma-India campaign, specifically the disappearance of some 500 or so Japanese Army soldiers during the landings at Ramree Island.
  • Emperor Tigerstar has videos depicting the changing front lines in World War II for both theatres separately or altogether in a single video every single day.
  • Reds!: Part 3 of the timeline, "The Great Crusade" is set in an alternate World War II.
  • Shaun: Dropping the Bomb: Hiroshima & Nagasaki explains the Trolly Problem commonly given to explain the dropping of the bombs, and why this explanation is misleading and a false representation of the actual historical events and reasoning behind the use of atomic bombs on civilian populations. Which was not nearly so simple and two sided a choice.
  • Wartime Stories, being a series about horrifying events taking place During the War, inevitably covers World War II. Among the cases they've covered thus far are a mysterious disappearance off the West Coast in 1942, as well as The Holocaust and the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Nazi doctors.
  • World War II covers the events of the war summarized on a weekly basis in real time seventy-nine years after they occurred.

     Western Animation 
  • Any Bonds Today?: Propaganda short starring Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd promoting war bonds.
  • Blitz Wolf: A Tex Avery short in which The Three Little Pigs is spoofed with the wolf representing Hitler.
  • Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips: Bugs defeats an entire Japanese regiment.
  • Daffy the Commando: Daffy tries to get behind Nazi enemy lines and beats Hitler over the head with a mallet near the end.
  • The Ducktators: A satire on the rise of the Axis set in a barnyard with caricatures of Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo.
  • Education for Death: A Disney cartoon showing how Nazis are brainwashed.
  • Der Fuehrer's Face: Donald dreams he is a Nazi working in a Nazi factory.
  • Herr Meets Hare: Bugs Bunny battles Nazi leader Hermann Göring. Hitler makes a cameo near the end.
  • The New Spirit: Donald is motivated by his radio to pay his income taxes and support the war effort.
  • Plane Daffy: Daffy fights off a female Nazy spy. Cameos by Hitler, Göring and Goebbels.
  • Russian Rhapsody: Hitler decides to bomb Moscow himself and gets beaten up by Gremlins.
  • The Spirit of '43: Donald's conscience is put to the test by a thrifty Scot and a spentworthy man who want him to spent his money to their causes. Donald eventually pays to support the war effort.
  • Tokio Jokio: A horribly racist anti-Japanese cartoon.
  • The Long Long Holiday
  • My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts is a whimsical cartoon short that still manages to give a pretty accurate according of the German conquest of Norway and the escape of King Haakon VII.
  • Boo Boom! The Long Way Home is set in Italy of 1944.
  • Exo Squad is World War II Recycled INSPACE. It's not a complete rip-off but the premise just screams WW2. According to That Other Wiki, the Word of God admits it.
  • Histeria! had an episode about World War II featuring Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin as a group of superheroes fighting off an evil group led by a Satanic Adolf Hitler.
  • Like Justice League below, Gargoyles had a WWII time travel episode. Goliath fights in the Battle of Britain.
  • In one episode of Justice League, the League has to go back in time and help out in the Normandy invasion to prevent Vandal Savage's plan of taking Hitler's place and using his knowledge of the future to win the war.
  • The Liberator avoids the invokedAnimation Age Ghetto, being a rotoscoped animated series for adults, following a single infantry battalion from Sicily to mainland Italy to Alsace to Dachau. (Imagine Saving Private Ryan made in animation.)
  • The Private Snafu instructional cartoons were made for the US military and tell soldiers what to do by showing them what not to do. Because these were made specifically for the military, they include some aspects of service life you won't see in over cartoons (including one on the dangers of dysentery and diarrhea).

Alternative Title(s): Works Set In Worldwar 2


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