Hello everyone! First post, I'm excited to be here!
So, my question is regarding the "Trojan prisoner" trope: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TrojanPrisoner (examples on this page are naturally incomplete)
Are there any examples from film or books that would be common knowledge in America in the mid to late 1930s? Basically, any pop culture media that a young soldier in WW2 would be familiar with?
It's for a story I'm writing. And unfortunately, I'm completely ignorant and films from that era.