Watching "Downton Abbey" this season has resulted in me wanting to learn more about the Great War, aka World War I. Here's some questions for you all to ponder and/or comment.
Does anyone have recommendations for good history books on the Great War?
What about fiction? What good fiction is out there that is centered around the war?
And what about the pulps? What magazines had fiction stories with the Great War as a backdrop? Obviously there were the BATTLE ACES and other air-flight magazines that, up until the mid-1930s, were focused on WWI. But what of other magazines?
And as an aside, is it my imagination or is there a current trend towards producing movies and television about the war? Other than "Downton Abbey," there's also "War Horse" released this season. Well, I guess that's only two examples. But it still feels like a trend. We are coming up on the 100th anniversary within the next few years of the war starting.
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