WWII Facts

The First Bomb Dropped
The First Bomb Dropped

The only casualty of the first bomb in WW2 to fall on British soil was a rabbit.

Battle of Wizna
Battle of Wizna

During the invasion of Poland in WW2, 720 Poles defended their position against 40,000 Germans, stopping their advance for 3 days.

Dachau
Dachau

Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany, opened six years before WWII.

The Brazilian Expeditionary Force
The Brazilian Expeditionary Force

Brazil was the only independent South American country to send ground troops to fight in WW2, with over 25,000 soldiers.

Tsunami Bomb
Tsunami Bomb

In WW2, the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3,700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.

Real Time WWII
Real Time WWII

There's a Twitter account that narrates WW2 in "real-time".

Protest of Mexico
Protest of Mexico

The only country to protest against the German annexation of Austria of 1938, right before WW2, was Mexico.

Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War

Spain was neutral in WW1 and WW2 but experienced a civil war (1936-1939) which killed over 500,000 people.

Performance-Boosting Superdrugs
Performance-Boosting Superdrugs

During WW2, Nazi soldiers were fed massive quantities of methamphetamine for increased alertness and endurance.