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.
In World War II, British soldiers got a ration of three sheets of toilet paper a day. Americans got 22.
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.
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.
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.
Staying in the automotive theme.Canada produced more trucks than Germany, Italy and Japan COMBINED.
Adolf Hitler and Henry Ford each kept a framed picture of the other on his desk.
During World War II, the largest Japanese spy ring was actually located in Mexico,where it spied on the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.