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  • ... that the British Army changed its plans for operations in Greece during World War II on medical advice from Australian Brigadier Sir Neil Fairley?
  • ...that French Major General René Cogny, who later commanded French forces during the First Indochina War, was captured in June 1940 by the German army, and had to escape by crawling naked through a drainpipe?
  • ...that the first German U-boat sunk by the United States Navy in World War II was U-656, sunk on 1 March 1942?

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    Portal:World War II/Did you know/1

  • ... that the British Army changed its plans for operations in Greece during World War II on medical advice from Australian Brigadier Sir Neil Fairley?

    Portal:World War II/Did you know/2

  • ... that the popular statement that says USS Arizona (BB-39)'s 14"/45 caliber guns were never fired in anger is a myth?

    Portal:World War II/Did you know/3

  • ...that the World War II Italian submarine Cappellini was in all three major Axis navies, before being captured by the U.S. Navy?

    Portal:World War II/Did you know/4

  • ...that approximately 10,000 young Germans known as the Ritchie Boys served in the United States Army in World War II helping conduct psychological warfare against Nazi Germany?

    Portal:World War II/Did you know/5

  • ...that French Major General René Cogny, who later commanded French forces during the First Indochina War, was captured in June 1940 by the German army, and had to escape by crawling naked through a drainpipe?

    Portal:World War II/Did you know/6

  • ...that the Old Admiralty House, a national monument in Singapore, was used by the British Armed Forces for strategic planning during World War II?

    Portal:World War II/Did you know/7

  • ...that the Polish Second Army was the second major formation of the Peoples' Army of Poland fighting alongside the Soviet Union in the Second World War?

    Portal:World War II/Did you know/8

  • ...that U-256 was one of seven German World War II submarines converted into anti-aircraft submarines, and the last German submarine to leave Brest, France?

    Portal:World War II/Did you know/9

  • ...that U-106, was one of Germany's most successful submarines, sinking 22 Allied ships in World War II?

    Portal:World War II/Did you know/10

  • ...that the Heinkel He 50, designed for the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1931, was used operationally by Nazi Germany almost until the end of World War II?

    Portal:World War II/Did you know/11

  • ...that the first time in World War II submersible tanks were used was on June 22, 1941, by German tanks of the 18th Panzer-Division?

    Portal:World War II/Did you know/12

  • ...that the first German U-boat sunk by the United States Navy in World War II was U-656, sunk on 1 March 1942?

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