These World War 2 Facts Will Leave You Speechless

World War II was the most devastating conflict in the history of mankind. It spread across multiple continents and cost millions of lives.

Here are some rare and frightening facts about this most tragic of wars.

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Crazy Coincidences

Some baffling bits of irony:

  • The insignia of the U.S. Army’s 45th Infantry division was the swastika (the 45th was part of the Oklahoma Army National Guard and the swastika was a tribute to the large Native American population in the southwest)
  • Hitler’s private train at the start of the war was named “Amerika”
  • At the time Pearl Harbor was attacked, the top U.S. Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced “sink us”)

Crazy Coincidences