Category: ww2

A Scottish bagpiper wasn’t shot by German snipers on…

A Scottish bagpiper wasn’t shot by German snipers on D-Day, and the only reason was that they believed he had gone crazy.

A Scottish bagpiper wasn’t shot by German snipers on…

A Scottish bagpiper wasn’t shot by German snipers on D-Day, and the only reason was that they believed he had gone crazy.

During WWII, a Japanese kamikaze pilot hit the USS Missouri, and…

During WWII, a Japanese kamikaze pilot hit the USS Missouri, and his body landed on deck. Though an unpopular decision, the captain demanded a proper burial for the Japanese soldier. He explained to his crew that after death he was no longer their enemy, and the crew hand-stitched a Japanese flag.

After the atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and…

After the atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 13% of the U.S. people were in favor of “killing off” all Japanese people. And after Japan surrendered, 22.7% of Americans wished more atomic bombs had been dropped.

During World War 2, Hershey made a bar for U.S. soldiers that…

During World War 2, Hershey made a bar for U.S. soldiers that was meant to taste so bad soldiers would only eat it if they were starving.

Fish and chips is historically so important to the UK that in…

Fish and chips is historically so important to the UK that in WWI, the British government made safeguarding supplies of them a priority and during WWII, Churchill refused to ration the dish.

Photo : Andrew Dunn / wikipedia

During WWII, over 34,000 German POWs were held in prison camps…

During WWII, over 34,000 German POWs were held in prison camps in Canada. The Canadians treated the POWs so well that many of them eventually immigrated back to Canada after the war.

Photo : PC/Bibliothèque et Archives Canada/Frank L. Dubervill

During WWII, there was a German interrogator named Hanns Scharff…

During WWII, there was a German interrogator named Hanns Scharff who never tortured prisoners to get information. Instead, he shared jokes, brought them homemade food, and took them on nature walks. The prisoners often volunteered the information Scharff wanted, sometimes without realizing it.

After her husband was killed by Nazis, a Ukrainian woman bought…

After her husband was killed by Nazis, a Ukrainian woman bought and drove a T-34 tank and named it ‘Fighting Girlfriend’, then went on a rampage. She took out several German anti-tank guns and machine gun nests before getting hit, they promoted her to the rank of Sergeant and later made her a Hero of the Soviet Union posthumously.

She wrote to Stalin:

My husband was killed in action defending the motherland. I want revenge on the fascist dogs for his death and for the death of Soviet people tortured by the fascist barbarians. For this purpose, I’ve deposited all my personal savings – 50,000 rubles – to the National Bank in order to build a tank. I kindly ask to name the tank ‘Fighting Girlfriend’ and to send me to the frontline as a driver of said tank.

The second officer on the Titanic stayed on-board until the end…

The second officer on the Titanic stayed on-board until the end and was trapped underwater until a boiler explosion blew him free. He survived by clinging to a capsized raft. Later, he volunteered in WWII and helped evacuate over 120 men from Dunkirk.