Some lesser known facts about WWII

It wasn’t all disaster and destruction during WW2, somethings can even be described as quirky.Even though the first lesser known fact is a bit sad.

The first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

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In World War II, British soldiers got a ration of three sheets of toilet paper a day. Americans got 22.

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In 1935, British engineer Robert Watson-Watt was working on a “death ray” that would destroy enemy aircraft using radio waves. His “death ray” instead evolved into radar—or “radio detection and ranging.

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Max Heiliger was the fictitious name the SS used to establish a bank account in which they deposited money, gold, and jewels taken from European Jews.

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In 1941, more than 3 million cars were manufactured in the US. Only 139 more were made during the entire war.Maybe this is because it was illegal to buy a new car in the US, during WWII.

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Staying in the automotive theme.Canada produced more trucks than Germany, Italy and Japan COMBINED.

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Adolf Hitler and Henry Ford each kept a framed picture of the other on his desk.

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During World War II, the largest Japanese spy ring was actually located in Mexico,where it spied on the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

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