When World War II began in 1939, BBC stopped it broadcasts and resumed them in 1945 exactly at the same spot where it had stopped – a Mickey Mouse cartoon.
USA provided $11 billion aid to the Soviet Union during the World War II. To this, in 1943, Joseph Stalin said, “We would have lost the war without American aid.”
Judy was a dog in Japanese prison camp who protected the prisoners from getting beaten by standing in between and taking the beating herself. She received the Dickin medal for her efforts.
In World War II, the US military designed a grenade the shape and weight of a baseball because any American would know how to throw it in the right direction.
John F Kennedy and Robert F Kennedy had an older brother Joseph P Kennedy, who was killed during a top-secret mission in World War II at the age of 29. He wanted to be the president someday.
Soviet Union suffered huge losses in World War II in every single battle. 80% of Soviet males born in 1923 did not survive World War II.
Two gay soldiers exchanged hundreds of love letters during World War II. Their letters were published as a book. In the letters, one of them wrote, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all of our letters were found and published in a more enlightened time in future.”
Dr. Martin Luther King jr attended Morehouse college at the age of 15 during World War II due to shortage of students. However, he still had to give college entrance exams in later years.
Vera Lynn was a British pop singer who sang and entertained the troops during World War II. Born in 1917, she turned 102 this year. She released an album in 2017 to celebrate her 100th birthday.
A US Air Force Major, Dick Bong shot down 40 Japanese aircrafts alone in World War II.
During World War II, President Dwight D. Einsenhower asked people to click as many photographs of the holocaust as possible because he was convinced that the people would deny such cruelty ever happened.
During World War II, Humphrey Bogart, a chess player played correspondence chess with one of military personnel posted abroad. His mails were intercepted by the FBI and mistaken as secret codes to Europe.
A Dutch minesweeper camouflaged and fooled the Japanese by disguising his ship as an island. The crew kept the ship covered with trees and traveled only during the night, eventually moving towards Australia.
Peru and Ecuador had an exclusive war between themselves during the World War II in 1941. Neigher of the countries was a part of Axis or Allies.
German soldiers were on crystal meth while invading France. They could stay awake for three days straight and could cross the Ardennes mountains.