10 CRAZY FACTS YOU DONT KNOW ABOUT THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

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  1. Higbolahan

    Higbolahan New Member

    1. The first German serviceman killed in the war was killed by the Japanese.
    2. The first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians.
    3. Over 100,000 Allied bomber crewmen were killed over Europe.
    4.Polish Catholic midwife Stanisława Leszczyńska delivered 3,000 babies at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust in occupied Poland.
    5. More US servicemen died in the Air Corps that the Marine Corps.
    6. In World War II, British soldiers got a ration of three sheets of toilet paper a day. Americans got 22.
    7. Four of every five German soldiers killed in the war died on the Eastern Front.
    8. In World War II, the youngest serviceman in the US military was Calvin Graham —age 12. Graham lied about his age when he enlisted in the US Navy. His real age was not discovered after he was wounded.
    9. During World War II, the largest Japanese spy ring was actually located in Mexico.
    10. The first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
     
  2. janina.sarmiento07

    janina.sarmiento07 New Member

    One of the greatest hero during World War 2 was Alan Turing. He was a World War 2 code-breaking hero. He helped defeat the Nazis through his brilliant work in mathematics and logic which later laid out a blueprint for modern computers. He built an encryption device that decoded the messages of Nazi military's vexing Enigma Machine. The encryption device paved the way of winning the war.
     
  3. Thonuel

    Thonuel New Member

    World war 2 also known as the second world war was the bloodiest war in the history of human race. It lasted from 1939 to 1945 and claimed the lives of over 50 to 85 million civilians. However, some crazy facts were recorded about this scary event, here are 10 of these facts.

    1. A Japanese soldier named Hiroo Onoda, refused to surrender until 29 years after world war 2. He never believed any of the information he got of the war being over.

    2. Spanish double agent, Joan Pujol Garcia, received medals from both sides during world war 2.

    3. During the battle of the Aleutian islands, Japan managed to seize US owned islands in Alaska. It was a major blow to the US troops moral and coasted many lives to reclaim the island.

    4. The nutellar was invented during world war II, Pietro Ferrero, an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolates to extend his cocoa supply.

    5. There was a real Polish Bear named Wojtek, who gained the rank of corporal, was taught to salute, wrestled with men and drank and smoked cigarette, and helped the front line troops by carrying ammor and was noted to be fearless and courageous.

    6. The German warship, Abraham Crijnssen was disguised as a tropical island to escape Japanese bombers and it worked.

    7. Speak of miracles,Tsutomu Yamaguchi a Japanese man survived both the atomic bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    8. Flight sergeant Nicholas Alkemade, survived a fall from 18000 feet without a parachute. He only suffered a sprained leg.

    9. Emil Hacha who was the president of Czechoslovakia, suffered a heart attack after he was informed by Hitler and Göring to sign the surrender or face imminent bombing of the capital.

    10. After the Japanes attack on pearl Habour, on 7 December 1941, Canada declared war on the Japanese before the United States did.
     

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