Students are to write a short story that leans on real accounts in History through the use of researching different media,
In teaching this I touched on the Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr who writes about WWII from a sci-fi perspective, and we watched the film Empire of the Sun. So it could work for either the European, Asian or African theaters.
I highly recommend using extracts and example texts to bridge the assignment and maybe even developing potential ideas as a class first.
This fits in with the year 10 curriculum for the Australian Curriculum for History but would be appropriate for other English Speaking Syllabus.
If you teach History in a mixed format with English then this is a great resource as the text is more literary and fictional but has a solid historical foundation.