Some lesser known facts about WWII

History of Sorts

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…

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