Learn how the underwater craft and weaponry of World War II directly influenced Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Attack of the Clones.
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The worlds created by George Lucas and Jim Henson have shared a rich history of mash-ups and crossovers.
Just as World War II impacted every corner of our world, the events of Star Wars: The Clone Wars seemed to touch nearly every corner of the Star Wars galaxy. The six seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars gave us a deeper look into the far-reaching implications of a galactic conflict that had only been glimpsed in the Star Wars films. In 2008, George Lucas said that the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars was “like Band of Brothers only with Jedi,” but little did we know then just how much the award-winning show would draw from history as inspiration. […]
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Dig out those history books and see how World War II influenced George Lucas and Star Wars.
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