Star Wars is an apparent analogy for WW2, where the Empire is the Third Reich and Darth Vader is Hitler. So it wouldn’t be a surprise if elements of the film, like its logo, were pulled from fascist sources, right? Not so fast.
This is it. The Allied invasion of Europe and the beginning of its attempt to wrest control of the war-torn continent from Hitler's Nazi regime and a faltering Italian southern front. In part 16 of In Focus's 20-part photography series on World War 2, we see the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.