World War 2 Facts

Information and Facts on the Great War

Battle of Monte Cassino Facts

 Battle of Monte Cassino Facts

The Allies had come to a halt in their advance towards Rome, 100 miles on the south of Rome at the town of Cassino the Axis blocked their advance. Despite the Allies’ superior numbers the terrain and winter weather allowed the Germans to hold their ground. The Allies tried to break through three times in

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World War 2 Casualties

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World War 2 was the bloodiest conflict in human history. There were more than 60 million World War 2 casualties resulting in death which at the time was more than 2.5% of the overall world population. The war was notable for the Nazi-sponsored genocide of the Jewish peoples resulting in more than 5.9 million deaths,

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Benito Mussolini Facts

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Benito Mussolini was born in Dovia di Predappio on July 29 1883. Mussolini’s father was a blacksmith and his mother was a Catholic schoolteacher. The Mussolini household was poor, something that Mussolini would use and exaggerate later on in life for sympathy. In his early years he was often considered a wild and uncontrollable child,

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Ira Hayes Facts

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Ira Hayes was born on January 12th, 1923 and passed away on January 24th, 1955. He was a Pima Native American and more famously served as a United States Marine during World War 2. During the Battle of Iwo Jima, Ira Hayes was made famous by taking part in the flag raising on Iwo Jima

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Gustav Gun

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The Gustav Gun, (properly known as the Schwerer Gustav gun), was a siege gun developed in preparation for World War 2 and is the largest caliber rifled weapon to see combat in the history of artillery. The Gustav is also notable for firing the heaviest shell of any artillery piece. The only guns to exceed

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Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn in, Austria on 20 April, 1889. Adi, as he was called as a child spent his early years in Austria. Alois, his father, was a retired customs serviceman. Alois passed away when Hitler was 13 and Hitler’s mother Klara had to take care of him and his

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Military Alphabet of World War 2

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The military alphabet of World War 2, which is more commonly known as the NATO standard military alphabet today, is a means to pronounce the English language alphabet in a manner to ensure clarity during voice transmission over radio telephone. During World War 2, English speaking militaries such as the United States and the United

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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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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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