My book is complete and I am in the difficult process of writing a synopsis - so tricky. Next step, submitting. The book is an historical adventure following an unhappily married woman who goes seriously off the rails. Set initially in Kenya, we then move back to Britain at the start of WW2 with action in various locations - mostly London, Somerset and Pembrokeshire. I posted the opening chapters a little while ago.
I like the idea of using films of the period as a resource. However, those made during WW2 are essentially propaganda and thus designed with a message. For vehicles, agriculture and industry, clothes, interiors of houses etc. they could be most useful. Early Ealing commedies could be a good resource (though a few years after WW2) and well worth a watch. Thanks for the tip!