Liberators: Ten Facts about WW2 for the Tenth Month!Sep 30, 2016 [GMT]
The Second World War was without a doubt one of the most fascinating times in all of human history. With ups, downs, surprises, masterfully executed plans, enormous displays of courage, and all the rest, the world witnessed a human triumph unlike any other witnessed in the history of mankind. We want to discuss today some of the lesser known instances of the war. So here are ten facts for the tenth month of the year! Enjoy!
- Four of every five German soldiers killed in the war died on the Eastern Front. - When Hitler visited Paris, French locals cut the elevator cables on the Eiffel Tower, so that if the Fuhrer would have to climb the steps if he wanted to reach the top. - To avoid using the German sounding name ‘hamburger’ during World War II, Americans used the name ‘Liberty Steak.’ - The American secret service tried to spike Hitler’s food with female hormones to feminize him. - The Battle at Stalingrad is possibly the bloodiest battle in history with 800,000-1,600,000 casualties. - Eighty Percent of all Soviet males born in 1923 died during the War. - The only casualty of the first bomb of WW2 to fall on British soil was a single rabbit. - Mexico was the only country to protest against the German annexation of Austria in 1938, just before the start of WW2. - Poland suffered the largest amount of casualties, percentage-wise, with a loss of 20% of its population. - The famed expression “keep calm and carry on” was a slogan originally created as a way to preserve morale in the event of a Nazi invasion of Britain.
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