Those sound awesome! ww1 is my fave. I would love to go to East Europe and really see (from my cozy boots and warm coat) what living in the trenches was like.
I think I prefer studying WW1 to ww2 bc ww1 was the first Great War. The War to End All Wars. Would only last until Christmas. Everybody's expectations were just floundered. It was so cruel too. Faceless killing in a battle field, stalemate. But what's most fascinating is Christmas 1917. There was a movie made called Joyeux Noel I recommend everybody see. That was the year everybody crawled out of the trenches and a ceasefire was called. Soldiers on both sides got out and shared gifts, pictures, stories, and alcohol with each other. Men made friends with the enemy, then the next day they went back to shooting them.
Just.. oh my. You woke me back up. All excited about history now. I think I'll go lay down and look at my D-Day book. (since somebody emailed me about buying it :( )