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A Little Bit of Factual History on World War II (12 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro   13 Jun 2013   / 5777 views

The U.S. was the only country Germany officially declared war on

President Roosevelt used Al Capone’s Limousine

Calvin Graham was the youngest U.S. serviceman, he lied about his age and enlisted in the Navy at age 12 in 1942, it wasn’t until after he was wounded that his real age was discovered

Hamburgers were redubbed “Liberty Steaks” in order to avoid the German-sounding name

In 1942, American radio DJs were prohibited from taking listener requests. The government feared that enemy spies would embedded secret messages

The term Third Reich was first used by German author Arthur Moeller van den Bruck in his 1923 book Das Dritte Reich (“The Third Reich”). His book heavily influenced the Nazi party

The SS ran a brothel named “The Kitty Salon,” that was frequented by foreign diplomats. They gathered intelligence by wiretapping it and training the prostitutes on how to get information from clients

Russia and Japan have never signed an official peace treaty with each other to end World War II

Almost 80% of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II

Russia was also the country with the largest number of causalities, with an estimated 21 million

Niju hibakusha is the Japanese term for survivors of both atomic bombings. The word translates to “explosion-affected people.”

Monopoly” board games helped thousands of Allied POWs escape German camps


Comments (3):

nefus 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
The monopoly thing was pretty cool in fact. http://www.snopes.com/military/monopoly.asp
Fenrisulven 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#6 The word "reich" (rike / rige in Scandinavian) is usually translated to "kingdom" in English, although a "reich" doesn't require a actual king. The term "third reich" refers to the first and second "reich" of German history, where the first was the "Holy roman empire" (962-1806) and the second was the "German empire" (1871-1918).
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
gigantes 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
cool info about the monopoly sets, thanks.

navajo codebreakers, alan turing, hedy lamarr, etc would make good follow-up material...