What is the best way to reference information without overdoing in text citations in an history essay?
For class, I am writing a history essay about WWII warfare and since this topic hasn't been covered in class my teacher would like all WWII information to be cited of course. My question is should I paraphrase as much as possible to avoid having in-text citations after every sentence because I'm also referencing from two different textbooks mainly. Also, how do you write in-text citations when your alternating sources. I feel my essay so far is filled with too many citations like this (author 1 and 2 pg#); or should I not worry about this at all?
** The following is a simple example of my essay (Not exact but close)
Information related to an established policy during WWII (Textbook1). Additional context of the policy during (Textbook1). A sentence that paraphrases the effect of a policy (Textbook 2 ). Analysis sentence. Another analysis sentence that. Concluding
Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.