The key Mighty 8th film 'Memphis Belle' is one of those reviewed. Other fims featuring realistic airborne action include 'Fortress' and 'The Tuskegee Airmen'.
Also recommended are 'Tora! Tora! Tora!', showing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour and the classic miniseries 'Band of Brothers'.
Books listed include the unputdownable 'Stalingrad' by Antony Beevor, alongside his masterly 'D-Day'.
Also included is 'Citizen Soldiers' by Stephen E Ambrose. This follows the war against Nazism, from D-Day to the defeat of Germany, from the perspective of the Americans who fought it.
'Barbarossa' by Alan Clark is also recommended. It is, quite rightly, described as 'The classic account of the greatest clash of arms the world has ever seen'. Don't expect to finish it in a weekend!
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