War and the military have been favorite themes for books, movies and other forms of entertainment. Many forms are featured in this section but be sure to check the books, movies, videos, and art listed in their own sections of Olive-Drab.com.
Bill Mauldin, creator of Willy N Joe, featured in the book Bill Mauldin's Army: Bill Mauldin's Greatest World War II Cartoons
Today in WW II: 28 Mar 1942 A force of 650 British Commandos stage a raid on the French coastal town of St. Nazaire aimed at its German U-Boat pens and other naval facilities. More ↓
28 Mar 1943 Port of Naples, Italy: ammunition ship Caterina Costa, loaded with supplies for Italian forces in Africa, explodes killing 600 plus 3000 injured.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.
This page is organized into sections by type of entertainment involved:
Connie Rodd, PS Magazine Issue 267, February 1975.
Another form of military entertainment is the monthly U.S. military publication PS Magazine. Its purpose is to provide supplemental maintenance advice pertaining to vehicles, weapons, and equipment. Since 1951 it has appeared in comic book form with amusing drawings and stories to convey the information content in an easy to digest format. The cast of characters includes the tough Sgt. Half-Mast and leggy pin-ups like Connie Rodd providing advice to soldiers with maintenance responsibilities.