World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

Franklin Roosevelt

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Franklin Roosevelt was the 32nd President of theUnited States of America. He has been the only President of the United States to have been elected four times. He is best known for his leadership of the United States and Free World throughout the Great Depression and the Second World War, during his time in office

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Battle of Bastogne Facts

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The Battle of Bastogne was a battle between American and German forces at the town of Bastogne in Belgium from 20th to the 27th December 1944, it was part of a bigger operation, the Battle of the Bulge. The battle is also known as the Siege of Bastogne. The German forces tried to reach Antwerp

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Operation Paperclip

 Operation Paperclip

Operation Paperclip was the codename of a secret recruitment of German scientists to the United States after the end of World War II in Europe. Scientists specialized in rocket technology were the main interest for the United States. After the end of World War II it became clear that the major powers that allied to

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Atomic Bomb

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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

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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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