Dr Pieter van den Heede presents his diploma in front of the chosen few who were allowed to join the defense on the EUR campus. Many others listened online how he argued how digital gaming engages (young) players with the Second World War. Pieter’s research stems from the collaboration between historians and media scholars we developed in the project War! Popular Culture and European Heritage of Major Armed Conflicts under the leadership of Professor Maria Grever and Professor Kees Ribbens.