Posts Tagged 'WWII'

One Man Was Decorated By Both Sides In WWII

According to wikipedia –

Juan Pujol García MBE (Catalan: Joan Pujol Garcia, 14 February 1912 – 10 October 1988) was a Spanish citizen who deliberately became a double agent against Nazi Germany during World War II. He relocated to England to carry out fictional spying activities for the Nazis, and was known by the British codename Garbo and the German codename Alaric Arabel.

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After WWII, Medical Stretchers Were Made Into Fences In London

According to The Telegraph –

On numerous housing estates throughout London, the rows of black steel and mesh railings guarding red brick mansion blocks appear, at first glance, little more than a quirk of post-war architectural design.

However, unbeknown to thousands of passersby each day, those sometimes rusting or buckled fences were in fact the emergency stretchers that helped to save the lives of those injured during the Blitz.

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One Japanese Man Survived Both Atomic Bombs

Tsutomu-Yamaguchi-sAccording to Giles Milton’s Surviving History blog, one Japanese citizen, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, was on the ground at both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in August of 1945, when the US dropped two atomic bombs. Incredibly, he survived both blasts.

Read his story HERE

 

 


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