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    10 Interesting Facts About World War II That You Might Not Know

    Monopoly actually played a very important role during the war.

    1. President Roosevelt used Al Capone’s Limousine

    2. Calvin Graham was the youngest U.S. serviceman, he lied about his age and enlisted in the Navy at age 12 in 1942, it wasn’t until after he was wounded that his real age was discovered.

    3. In 1942, American radio DJs were prohibited from taking listener requests. The government feared that enemy spies would embed secret messages.

    4. The term Third Reich was first used by German author Arthur Moeller van den Bruck in his 1923 book Das Dritte Reich ("The Third Reich"). His book heavily influenced the Nazi party.

    5. The SS ran a brothel named “The Kitty Salon,” that was frequented by foreign diplomats. They gathered intelligence by wiretapping it and training the prostitutes on how to get information from clients.

    6. Russia and Japan have never signed an official peace treaty with each other to end World War II.

    Both countries are still disputing over the rightful ownership of the Kuril Islands.

    7. Almost 80% of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II.

    8. Russia was also the country with the largest number of causalities, with an estimated 21 million.

    9. Niju hibakusha is the Japanese term for survivors of both atomic bombings. The word translates to “explosion-affected people.”

    10. "Monopoly" board games helped thousands of Allied POWs escape German camps.

    Facts via: Random Facts and Military History