War Facts Generator

  • [War fact 1] In 480 B.C., King Xerxes I of Persia built bridges to invade Greece, but a storm destroyed these bridges. Enraged, he threw chains in the sea, whipped the sea 300 times, and burned it with red-hot irons as his men shouted at the water. The next bridge he built was not destroyed.


  • [War fact 2] Just 23% of released prisoners stay out of prison.


  • [War fact 3] Operation Pluto was an operation to lay submarine oil pipelines under the English Channel in support of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War 2. Two pipelines, “Bambi” and “Dumbo”, carried 180 million imperial gallons of petrol to the Allied Expeditionary Force in northwest Europe.


  • [War fact 4] During WW2, Time Magazine was the first to use the term "World War 2" in an issue released on September 11, 1939, 10 days after the war started. It had also used the term previously in a June 1939 issue in response to the events in Europe.


  • [War fact 5] During World War 1, the British executed soldiers inflicted with Shell Shock (Combat Stress Disorder) on the basis of cowardice because Shell Shock wasn't considered a psychiatric disorder.


  • [War fact 6] In 44 A.D., a Roman soldier started a riot in Jerusalem by bending over and farting in the general direction of the Jews that were celebrating Passover. More than 30,000 people died in the riot.


  • [War fact 7] The earliest reference to “cooties” was a nickname for lice in the trenches of WWI where they were also known as “arithmetic bugs” because “they added to our troubles, subtracted from our pleasures, divided our attention, and multiplied like hell.”


  • [War fact 8] During World War 2, Allied submarines would often lie on beds of pistol shrimp to avoid detection. The snapping sound made by the shrimp was so loud that it stopped the submarines from being picked up on Japanese sonar.


  • [War fact 9] At the time of his death, Harry Patch, the last surviving WW1 combat soldier was 111 years, 1 month, 1 week and 1 day old


  • [War fact 10] The first recorded battle in history was the Battle of Megiddo in 1457 B.C. It left such an impression on the Levantine people there that they believed the final battle of humanity would take place there as well. That's where the word Armageddon comes from.


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