The US and the USSR’s only direct military confrontation happened in October 1944, over the Serbian town of Niš. It is considered top secret by both governments, and the exact number of casualties is unknown.
During WWII the United States asked Mexicans to cross the border to work agricultural jobs.
Adolf Hitler was injected with a daily dose of methamphetamine by his doctors from 1942-1945.
The US convicted several Japanese soldiers for waterboarding American and Allied prisoners of war during WW2 and sentenced them to death.
A small Armenian village sent 1250 able bodied men to fight in WW2. 853 of them received orders and medals, 2 became Grand Marshals of the Soviet Union, 12 became generals and 7 became Heroes of the Soviet Union.
The Nazis developed experimental drug cocktail in which the Nazi doctors found that equipment-laden test subjects who had taken the drug could march 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) without resting.
A British proposal to have a sniper assassinate Hitler that was vetoed because it was ‘unsportsmanlike‘.
Irena Sendler was a remarkable woman who defied the Nazis and saved 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto. The Nazis eventually discovered her activities, tortured her brutally, and sentenced her to death, but she managed to evade execution and survive the war.
During WWII, when Sergeant Leonard A. Funk was confronted by 90 German soldiers that had captured his squad, he began to laugh hysterically at the situation. Many of the enemy soldiers began to laugh along with him, until Funk wiped out his machine gun, gunning down 21 and capturing the rest.