Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About World War II

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Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About World War II

World War II was the most destructive conflict in history. It cost more money, damaged more property, and killed more people than any other war ever

Eighty percent of Soviet males born in 1923 didn’t survive the war

The original abbreviation of the National Socialist Party was Nasos. The word “Nazi” derives from a Bavarian word that means “simple minded” and was first used as a term of derision by journalist Konrad Heiden

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.

Out of the 40,000 men who served on U-boats during WWII, only 10,000 returned.

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