After reading about Bay of Pigs, I’m still on a history kick so I’ve been going through some WWII books I’ve had on my bookshelf untouched for a decade.
Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins tells the story of the Liberation of Paris. I’ll be using this in my science fiction story down the road. The most interesting part of this story to me is the German General Von Cholitz, placed in charge of Paris with orders to destroy it should the Allies try to take it, who decides to ignore Hitler and save the city instead.
These two books by William Breuer are fun quick reads of short 1-3 page stories of bizarre or unlikely occurrences in WWII. Very entertaining; and astonishing that these stories are all true! (nothing paranormal aside from people having premonitions of death)