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World War II Facts
40 Facts about World War II

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During WWII, Japan bombed China with fleas infected with bubonic plague.
Japan and Russia still
haven't signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to the
Kuril Islands dispute.
2 million German women
aged 13-70
were allegedly raped
by the Red Army on WWII.
A Japanese Soldier didn't surrendered until
29 years after WWII was over, in 1974.
Queen Elizabeth II served as a mechanic and driver in World War II.
U.S. Soldier John R. McKinney held off over 100 Japanese soldiers single handedly in WWII.
The number of Chinese killed by the Japanese during WWII is greater than the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust.
The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WWII.
80% of all Soviet males born in 1923 died in World War II.
Winston Churchill lost the 1945 election right after winning WWII.
   never visited
     a single
Hitler bombed his
nephew's house in
Liverpool, so he
joined the US NAVY
to fight him.
A Japanese man survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WWII.
WWII Flight Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade survived a fall from 18,000 feet (5,500 m) without a parachute, suffering only a sprained leg.
During WWII, Japan received Jewish refugees and rejected the resulting Nazi German protests.
Chemotherapy is a by-product of the mustard gas used in WWI.
During WWII, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler would have to climb the steps if he wanted to reach the top.
Fanta originated in Germany as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during WWII.
At least 1.1 million Jewish children were murdered during the Holocaust.
During the WWII, the Oscars' statuettes were made of painted plaster due to a metal shortage.
About a third of all Jewish people alive at that time were murdered in the Holocaust.
In October 1941, more than 50,000 Jews were killed by Romanian troops in what is now known as the "Odessa massacre."
Hitler planned to collect thousands of Jewish artifacts to build a "Museum of An Extinct Race" after the war.
When Hitler informed the Czech president of the imminent invasion of his country, he suffered a heart attack and had to be kept awake to sign his surrender.
Hitler's plan for Moscow was to kill all its residents and cover it with an artificial lake.
The American secret service tried to spike Hitler's food with female hormones to feminise him.
Some 5,500 WWII bombs are discovered in Germany every year and defused, an average of 15 per day.
In one of the last battles of WW2, American and German soldiers fought together as allies against an SS division to defend an Austrian castle.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII, Canada declared war on Japan before the U.S. did.
The only casualty of the first bomb in WWII to fall on British soil was a rabbit.
During WWII, two polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.
Dachau, the first NAZI concentration camp in Germany, opened six years before WWII.
During the invasion of Poland in WWII, 720 Poles defended their position against 40,000 Germans, stopping their advance for 3 days.
More Germans were killed by the Russians in the Battle of Stalingrad alone than were killed during the entire WWII by America.
Brazil was the only independent South American country to send ground troops to fight in WWII, with over 25,000 soldiers.
In WWII, the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3,700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.
Carrots don't make your eyesight better. That was a lie from the British to cover up their technology from the NAZI during WWII.
The only country to protest against the German annexation of Austria of 1938, right before WWII, was Mexico.
There's a Twitter account that narrates WWII in "real-time."
The Gulf War cost each American US$306, while Vietnam was US$2,204 per person. The Korean War cost US$2,266 and WWII, US$20,388 per person.
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