World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

Atomic Bomb

Atomic Bomb Atomic bombing of Japan  Atomic Bomb

The first, World War 2 atomic bomb ever detonated was part of the tests to verify the functionality of the atomic bomb. The first atomic bomb test, code-named Trinity took place on July 16, 1945. After the US Army saw the demonstration of the weapon plans were soon made for it to be used against

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Battle of Darwin

 Battle of Darwin

On 19 February 1942 the Japanese attacked the mainland of Australia for the first time consisting of two air raids on the city of Darwin. They were planned and commanded by the same commander that led the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The Battle of Darwin, or attack on Darwin was attacked using 54 bombers and

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Navy Waves in WWII

Navy Waves in WWII Navy Waves Target Practice  Navy Waves in WWII

In the first half of the 20th century women in the U.S. Navy weren’t very common. One of the rare instances where women had a place in the U.S Navy in the first half of the 20th century was World War II. In August 1942, under Mildred McAfee, the first female commissioned officer in the

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Battle of the Bulge Facts

 Battle of the Bulge Facts

The Battle of the Bulge was a surprise German offensive that took place between Trier and Monschau in late 1944 to early 1945. The battle was a surprise offensive by the Germans and is also known as the Von Rundstedt Offensive or the Ardennes Offensive. It took place in the thick, wooded area of the

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World War 2 Facts for Kids

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World War 2 was the deadliest conflict in modern history. The majority of the developed world was involved in the conflict to some degree, with close to 2 billion people being involved in the conflict and more than 24 million killed on both sides. The following World War 2 facts for kids can be used

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Battle of Normandy Facts

 Battle of Normandy Facts

The Battle of Normandy refers to the Invasion of Normandy by Allied Forces in Normandy, France during World War 2 from June 6th, 1944 until the Allied breakout in July, 1944. The invasion was part of Operation Overlord during World War 2 and was the largest amphibious operation in the history of modern warfare. The

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World War 2 Flags

World War 2 Flags Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom  World War 2 Flags

Since populations around the world have grown to the point of forming nationals, national flags have served as a symbol of a country’s peoples, ideals, identity, and history. They symbolize all the respective country’s people value and especially during World War 2 what they fought for. Many of the World War 2 flags used during

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S Mine Facts

S Mine Facts Mine detecting  S Mine Facts

The S mine (also known as Bouncing Betty or the Splittermine in German) was one of the most lethal versions of German mines in World War II. When the mine was activated, it would launch into the air and detonate approximately three feet in the air (just shy of three feet at 2 feet and

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World War 2 Quotes

World War 2 Quotes MacArthur Manila  World War 2 Quotes

This compilation of World War 2 quotes has been a long time in coming to the website. Due to the far-reaching impact of the war, there were a large number of quotes recorded which are of interest still to this day. The problem with trying to put together a comprehensive article on WW2 quotes is

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USS North Carolina (BB-55) Facts

USS North Carolina BB55 Facts USS North Carolina  USS North Carolina (BB-55) Facts

The USS North Carolina (BB-55) was the first of the North Carolina class of battleships in the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth to be named in honor of the U.S. state of North Carolina and was the first newly constructed battleship to see service during WW 2. North Carolina took part in

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Pearl Harbor Attack

 Pearl Harbor Attack

December 7 1941 is a day that will forever live in infamy. On this date, the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack on Naval Base Pearl Harbor. The Japanese intended the attack to be a preventative measure to keep the United States Pacific Fleet from interfering with Japanese plans for military conquest over the

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