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In Europe, World War 2 was fought mostly as a fight of the Allies (Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and later the United States) against Germany and Italy. In the Pacific it was a conflict between the United States and Japan.

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Man's last total war of the NON-Nuclear Age.

1. The highest ranking American killed was Lieutenant General Lesley McNair.

2. The youngest soldier was 12-year old Calvin Graham. He was wounded, and got a Dishonorable Discharge for lying about his age.

3. When the Allies reached the Rhine, they urinated on it, being one of the most clean water sources in Germany, including Winston Churchill himself.

-Hitler was planning another war after ww2 (NOT THE COLDWAR)

-On September 17, 1939, the Soviet Union invaded the eastern part of Poland while Polish forces were fully engaged against the German onslaught in the West.

-It took the Nazis 2 weeks to conquer Poland

-It took the Nazis 6 weeks to conquer France

-2.5% of the worlds population died in WW2

-The battle of Stalingrad was the bloodiest battle in ww2 with 2 million causalities

-The soviets killed 21 million of it own citizens

-GDP increased by 60% from 1944-1945

-Nazis made other £15.25 million from slave labour

-The allies learnt lesson on weaponry and armed vehicle by the Germans

-The only nation that Germany declared war on was the USA.

-The Coldwar was started by end of ww2

-America launched 2 atomic bombs in Japan

- The first shot of World War II in Europe was fired 20 years, 9 months, 19 days and 18 hours after the last shot of World War I was fired.

- At 4.40am on September 1st, the Luftwaffe dropped 380 bombs on the town of Wielun just inside the Polish Border.

-Hitler's "Thousand Year Reich" actually ended up lasting only 12 years, 4 months, and 8 days. (2,191 days)

-Between 1939 and 1945 the Allies dropped 3.4 million tons of bombs, An average of about 27,700 tons of bombs each month.

  1. November 8-9 1923, the "Beer Hall Putsch", was when Hitler tried to come to power in Germany, Munich, and Bavaria.
  2. The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest ghetto during WWII, followed by the Lodz ghetto.
  3. Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941.
  4. Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945.
  5. Heinrich Himmler, who ran the extermination camps and concentration camps, committed suicide on May 23, 1945.
  6. Tuesday, June 6, 1944 is what is known as "D-Day". Other names include "Normandy Landings" and "Operation Neptune".
  7. The Doolittle Raid (April 18, 1942) was the first American air raid on the Japanese during the WWII.

World War II was an event that took place on a world-wide scale. Although combat was limited to North Africa, Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands, the war did affect nearly every single nation in some way, shape, or form.Normally, we only pay attention to the major events that happened during the course of the war. Keep in mind that Nazi Germany, Italy, Britain, France, the USSR, Japan, and the United States were not the only nations doing the fighting.

  1. 5-11 million people died in all the concentration camps
  2. The first permanent concentration camp set up was at Dachau in Germany in March 1933

80% of Soviet males born in 1923 didn't survive World War 2.

Between 1939 and 1945 the Allies dropped 3.4 million tons of bombs, An average of about 27,700 tons of bombs each month.

40,000 men served on U-Boats during World War 2; 30,000 never returned.

The US Army had more ships that the US Navy.

When the US Army landed in North Africa, among the equipment brought ashore were 3 complete Coca Cola bottling plants.

84 German Generals were executed by Hitler.

The only nation that Germany declared war on was the USA.

From 6 June 1944 to 8 May 1945 in Europe the Allies had 200,000 dead and 550,000 wounded.

12,000 heavy bombers were shot down in World War 2.

1.Hitler put people(mainly Jews) in concentration camps.

2. no battles were fought on American soils.

3. many woman had to work in factories.
World War 2 was a war fought by the Allies (USA, France, Russia, England, and many other countries) against the Axis (Germany, Italy, Japan and other small countries).

After WW2 The UN was created (United Nations).

The war started in 1939 and ended in 1945.

Over a million Jews were killed.

Hitler made his own version of the bible.

Hitler killed himself.

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1. It started in 1939 and it ended in 1945 it lasted for six years.

2. When Germany were going to invade France, Winston Churchchill led the British Royal Navy to take all the ships from France because they would increase there ship numbers.

3.When Hitler invaded Russia the only been he took over was Stalingrad were millions of German and Russia Soldiers were killed after that the Russians fought back.

4.Since Hitler took over Stalingrad the Russia went over to Germany and stormed the Reichmark and took over Berlin.

5. When the Americans stormed Ohama Beach over two hundred thousand American soldiers were killed on the single strip of sand.

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  1. 50-70 million people died in WW2.
  2. Women were first conscripted into war to be military personnel in England during WW2.
  3. Children had to be evacuated both in England and other nations.
  4. The United Kingdom had the most to lose since Japanese and the Nazi Germans were after their nations.
  5. The US ciitizens and Canadians did not want to fight another European war after the shambles of the Great War.
  6. Japan had been waring since the middle 1930s to gain lands, oil and Natural Resources. The US enforced an oil embargo to force them to stop all the cruel killings of innocent people and imperialism.
  7. The Japanese thought the Americans and British came from an inferior race.
  8. The Americans thought the Japanese could not see well nor fight well because of the wrong reputation Hollywood had presented on film to the


  9. The Japanese American/Canadian people were misunderstood by the American and Canadians since there were so few of them in comparison to the Whites and most of them lived in the coastal states and provinces.
  10. The Japanese were illegally held as prisoners and not one was found to be a spy but they were not released until almost a YEAR AFTER the war ended.
  11. The US and Canada could not imprison the Germans and Italians because they made of way to much of the population.
  12. Roosevelt KNEW the USA would have to go to war eventually but he really had not fully counted on the Japanese attacking the US first.
  13. Only one Senator (of Montana) did not vote to go to war after Pearl Harbor was attacked.
  14. The citizens of the USA went all out to support the war front from the home front.
  15. American men had already enlisted in the Royal Air Force long before the US officially became part of the European Theater of Operation.
  16. American pilots worked for China to fight the Japanese before the USA was officially in the Pacific Theater of Operation.
  17. The pilots in China came to be known as the flying tigers because of the shark teeth painting they put on their planes and their savvy methods they used against the "foiled" Japanese pilots. An American reporter dubbed them with that name.
  18. Japanese men were trained to fight from the age of 9.
  19. American men were not trained until they were enlisted.
  20. Canadian men were not trained until they were enlisted or rather drafted since the majority of them had to be drafted by the UK.
  21. Australian men enlisted in droves after the town of Darwin was attacked by the Japanese, same as the New Zealanders.
  22. The Malaysian British Royal Army were defeated by the Japanese and the Brits surrendered to the Japanse Army. It was the worst case of a British surrender in History.
  23. The UK people were so caught up with saving their own Island that the common people were not as caught up wi the Japanese invasions until later in the game.
  24. The beginning of the war for the Brits and French started to be a promise to help the Polish people with the attack on Poland by the Nazi Germans but they never came to the rescue of the Poles, nor did the Russians.
  25. The Russians sat on the other side of the river watching Poland being attacked and they did nothing to help them.
  26. The Russians later defeated the Nazis in Poland and kept Poland for themselves after the war was over.
  27. The Soviet Union kept all the nations (except half of Germany) they liberated from the Nazis. These became known as the Eastern Bloc.
  28. Winston Churchill declared during the ending of WW2 that "an Iron Curtain" had risen up when the Soviets refused to allow the liberated Eastern European nations to return to their own self rule.
  29. The Cold War of nearly 50 years began before WW2 was over.
  30. World War 1 was called the Great War before there ever was a World War 2. Later it was called World War 1.
  31. Those who fought and lived through the WW1 era continued to call it the Great War even after it was re-named World War 1. World War 2 was often referred to being The second Great War by those who lived in that era.
  32. The Great Depression severely hampered the UK's ability to wage war and they got billions of dollars of assistance from the US. They paid the debt off by the 1990s.
  33. The Great Depression provided millions of people to be employed in the war effort in the US. The US economy was heftily boosted by the war sales and jobs but the UK's economy was in arrears for up to ten years after the war.
  34. Rationing was started in the UK so that all people could get the food and goods fairly regardless of class or aristocracy.
  35. Rationing was started in the US to allow the US to get the foods, goods, war resources for the troops and war front needs. The Americans went along with the plan happily to help their warriors.
  36. The black market opportunists struck both the USA and UK as well as Australia and New Zealand. The UK went after the black marketers who were driving up the prices.
  37. The Allied Nations (who were fighting) had war bond drives and they raised billions and billions of dollars/pounds.
  38. The bond buyers later cashed in their war bonds and made money.
  39. There were more inventions and new science developments as a result of WW2 than any other war. Vietnam war did the same thing but not to the degree WW2 did.
  40. RADAR is actually an acronym that became a word after it was used for many years. It was officially put into the dictionary as a word. It was first developed and improved in WW2.
  41. SONAR is an acronym too and it became an official word. Sonar helped the Brits and Americans to win the Battle of the Atlantic against the Nazi U Boats (subs).
  42. RADAR was used against the U Boats for the first time from airplanes for the first time in the Battle of the Atlantic.
  43. The most favored new vehicle in WW2 was the JEEP made by three manufacturers until one company bowed out.
  44. The 2 1/2 ton truck was loved by the GIs and was dubbed the "double deuce" by the GIs.
  45. The most favorite items in the military ration kits were the P38 can opener, cigarettes and the condom.
  46. The condom was used for protecting the end of the guns from rain and dirt.
  47. The B17 was voted the best bomber by the Americans who flew them and came back from the European continent with tails hanging off, wings damaged, an engine crippled and hundreds of bullet holes. Many credit the B17 for bringing them home alive.
  48. The atomic bombs ushered in the nuclear age and nuclear medicine and the Cold War.
  49. The US and the UK chose to introduce a point system to fairly demobilize the armed forces back to the US, the UK, Australia and other nations. Some were marked to fight in the Pacific Theater. The atom bombs and the Red Army fighting in Manchuria prevented the deaths of millions of armed forces and Japanese civilians.
  50. Many people object to the use of the atom bombs killing over 200,000 Japanese without considering the napalm bombs killed around a million Japanese. The Atom Bomb is considered to have saved at least another million Japanese people.
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Where does one begin to describe the single largest conflict in Human History ?

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