Welcome to "The Best of World War II" - a resource for those who have an interest in World War II history. On this blog, I hope to introduce you to some new and old resources on the war, reviews of World War II movies, books, magazines, and even websites.
Why Did I Start This Blog?
It's been nearly 5 years now since I completed my MA in History. For my thesis, I focused on the German POW camp at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, during World War II. Since I had plenty of wonderful archival sources to work with, I became immersed in the time period. I'd already had an interest in World War II before this - I credit my father and my brothers with that love - and my research only deepened my interest.
I've also started an inspirational World War II novel and have a three-book series in the works. Late this October, I'll have an article published in Nebraska History on an aspect of the POW camp in Fort Robinson. I'm slowly gathering a nice collection of research books, but as we all know, World War II is a vast topic.
It was a war that is still very much in people's memories - young and old alike. The Holocaust will forever remain an important aspect of this war, as it should be, as we struggle to understand why such a horrific act could happen in the "civilized" twentieth century. Veterans still cry when they dig deep into their memories and recall the days of hell they endured. Movies and books - both fiction and non-fiction - continue to be produced in an effort to understand this global event.
"The Best of World War II" is my humble contribution.