How did World War 2 affect American culture?

World War 2 had a considerable effect on the literature and media of today. It provided a diverse array of materials for books, television programmes, movies which began during the war period. The book "The Longest Day" was made into a movie in the 1960's which was a time that war movies reached their peak. Other movies made around this period which were directly influenced by World War 2 include; Battle of Britain, The Great Escape and Patton.

This war also features in many thousands of novels and other works of literature which include many published in the 1990's. There are also comedy programmes based on this war including Blackadder, Dad's Army and the British sitcom "Allo Allo". In the USA many non-war related TV programmes such as The Simpsons, Sienfeld frequently make reference to World War 2 related subjects and people such as Adolf Hitler, the Holocost and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.