The only casualty of the first bomb in WW2 to fall on British soil was a rabbit.
During the invasion of Poland in WW2, 720 Poles defended their position against 40,000 Germans, stopping their advance for 3 days.
Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany, opened six years before WWII.
Brazil was the only independent South American country to send ground troops to fight in WW2, with over 25,000 soldiers.
In WW2, the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3,700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.
There's a Twitter account that narrates WW2 in "real-time".
The only country to protest against the German annexation of Austria of 1938, right before WW2, was Mexico.
Spain was neutral in WW1 and WW2 but experienced a civil war (1936-1939) which killed over 500,000 people.
During WW2, Nazi soldiers were fed massive quantities of methamphetamine for increased alertness and endurance.
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