#WorldWarII

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Allied force emerged victorious in the World War II. (Photo credit: Twitter/101stAASLTDIV)

  • The Normandy attack was codenamed 'Operation Neptune'
  • Operation Neptune was the largest seaborne invasion in history
  • It was conducted under the command of Major General Dwight D Eisenhower

.England, UK
D-Day veteran Roy Vickerman passed away in his sleep on Wednesday last week. (Photo credit: Twitter/@age_uk)

  • Roy Vickerman was one of Stoke-on-Trent’s last surviving Normandy veterans
  • Roy and Nora's love story began in the 1940s 
  • Roy fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was wounded by a sniper’s bullet

.Chattanooga, TN, USA
After the war Charles Coolidge returned to Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Coolidge was the oldest-living recipient of the highest US war honour
  • He passed away peacefully in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • During World War II Coolidge fought in North Africa and then Italy

.Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
A crewed submersible filmed, photographed and surveyed the wreckage of the USS Johnston off Samar Island, Philippines, during two eight-hour dives. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • A US navy destroyer sunk during World War II has been reached in the world's deepest shipwreck dive
  • The navy destroyer was lying nearly 6,500 metres below sea level off the Philippines
  • The 115-metre-long ship was sunk on October 25, 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf

.Berlin, Germany
Adolf Hitler is one of the most abhorred yet significant figure in world history. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Adolf Hitler could have named Adolf Schicklgruber
  • Hitler's Mein Kampf sold five million copies by 1939
  • Early in his life, Hitler was rejected by the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts