Brushing one’s teeth wasn’t popular in America until after World War II, when soldiers, ordered to brush teeth, brought home their enforced habit.
In 1944, a Scottish medium named Helen Duncan became the last person to be prosecuted under the Witchcraft Act of 1735. Yes, WWII-era Britain actually wasted government resources prosecuting someone as a witch. Her crime? Claiming she saw an apparition of a dead sailor from the sunken HMS Barham during a seance.
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‘.