WWII Facts

Kamikazes
Kamikazes

Most kamikazes died in vain. About 19% of kamikaze attacks were successful during WW2.

Kuril Islands Dispute
Kuril Islands Dispute

Japan and Russia still haven't signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to the Kuril Islands dispute.

Hitler's Plan For Moscow
Hitler's Plan For Moscow

Hitler's plan for Moscow was to kill all its residents and cover it with an artificial lake.

Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II served as a mechanic and driver in World War II.

Japanese War Crimes
Japanese War Crimes

The number of Chinese killed by the Japanese during WW2 is greater than the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust.

Muslims' Help To Jews
Muslims' Help To Jews

The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WW2.

Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge is the largest and deadliest battle for U.S. troops to date, with more than 80,000 American deaths.

1945 British Elections
1945 British Elections

Winston Churchill lost the 1945 election right after winning WW2.

The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs
The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs

A Japanese man (Tsutomu Yamaguchi) survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WW2.