Growing up as a kid in the 70's. The war was all around you. Neighbours and relatives who served. A Primary School Headmaster who was a Spitfire Pilot during the war and regaled us with stories during wet playtime of shooting down Jerries. Battle Action and Commando comics. The World at War on the telly. Big budget movies etc etc I dabble with other history stuff but in the end I always come back to WW2. It's in the blood.