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U.S. Soldier John R. McKinney held off over 100 Japanese soldiers single-handedly in WW2.
Winston Churchill lost the 1945 election right after winning WW2.
The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WW2.
The number of Chinese killed by the Japanese during WW2 is greater than the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust.
During WW2, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler would have to climb the steps if he wanted to reach the top.
During WW2, Japan received Jewish refugees and rejected the resulting Nazi German protests.
A Japanese man survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WW2.
WW2 Flight Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade survived a fall from 18,000 feet (5,500 m) without a parachute, suffering only a sprained leg.
WW2 and the Great Depression helped the popcorn to become a popular snack at movie theaters.
During WW2, the Oscars’ statuettes were made of painted plaster due to a metal shortage.
Until the WW2, tea bricks were used as money in Siberia.
Fanta originated in Germany as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during WW2.
Some 5,500 WW2 bombs are discovered in Germany every year and defused, an average of 15 per day.
In one of the last battles of WW2, American and German soldiers fought together as allies against an SS division to defend an Austrian castle.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor during WW2, Canada declared war on Japan before the U.S. did.
The only casualty of the first bomb in WW2 to fall on British soil was a rabbit.
During WW2, two polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.
During the invasion of Poland in WW2, 720 Poles defended their position against 40,000 Germans, stopping their advance for 3 days.
More Germans were killed by the Russians in the Battle of Stalingrad alone than were killed during the entire WW2 by America.
Brazil was the only independent South American country to send ground troops to fight in WW2, with over 25,000 soldiers.