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James Hard, a US Civil War veteran who died at 111 years old, living long enough to see both WW1 and WW2. We went from rows of musket fire to nuclear arms within his lifetime.

The township of Thierville, France suffered no losses in country’s last five wars: WW1, the Franco-Prussian War, WW2, the First Indochina War, and the Algerian War. All the soldiers who took part in these wars returned home.

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  1. The woods oldest grape vine is 500 years old and found in Slovenia. It has survived Napoleonic wars, WW1, and bombing by the Nazis in WW2. It still produces 35-55kg of grapes and 100 bottles (250 ML each) of wine are produced each year.

  2. Both Churchill and Charles de Gaulle considered WW1 and WW2 to be a single conflict, called the Second Thirty Years War

  3. Anton Ludwig August von Mackensen, a German Field Marshal who served in the Military during the Franco Prussian War, WW1 and WW2. He witnessed Germany when it was the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, Weimar Republic Germany, Nazi Germany and the Federal Republic of Germany.

  4. Archie, son of Teddy Roosevelt, was wounded by an enemy grenade in WW2 which shattered the same knee which had been injured in WW1 and for which he had been earlier medically retired; This made him the only American to ever be classified as 100% disabled for the same wound in two different wars.

  5. Hitler made France sign their armistice for their surrender in WW2, in the same railway carriage as Germany signed their armistice when they lost the war in WW1

  6. Canada recruited lumberjacks into its military. The Canadian Forestry Corps in WW1 and WW2 logged timber for buildings, railroads, and airfields in the UK and in continental Europe.

  7. Native Americans operated as "code talkers" during WW1 and WW2, using their languages for secret communication of intelligence. The Comanche code word for tank was "turtle", bomber was "pregnant airplane", machine gun was "sewing machine" and Adolf Hitler was referred to as "crazy white man".

  8. About Marie Marvingt,“La fiancée du danger”, an accomplished sportswoman (alpinism, cycling, winter sports) who could swim 4 km by the age of 5. She fought in WW1, was a nurse in WW2; had driving, pilot, and balloon licences; studied medicine, law, had a degree in literature & spoke 4 languages.

  9. Six of the top ten deadliest wars were in China. Three of them inflicted more casualties than WW1. One possibly more than WW2.

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Guam's Apra Harbor is the only place in the world where sunken ships from WW1 and WW2 are touching.

Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, a veteran of the Boer War, WW1, and WW2. He was shot multiple times, was in two plane crashes, and tunnelled out of a POW camp, among other badassery. Describing his experience of WW1, he wrote "Frankly, I had enjoyed the War." - source

The Uncle Sam, "I Want You" poster was used in WW1, not WW2! - source

Jeannette Rankin, the first woman to hold federal office in the US, was also the only member of Congress opposed to both WW1 and WW2. She was the first and only woman Montana elected for Congress. - source

French and German soldiers suffered more causalities fighting each other in a single battle in WW1 (Verdun; 1,250,000) than they did while fighting each other in the whole of WW2.

The USS Texas is the only remaining ship that served in both WW1 and WW2.

Frederick Joubert Duquesne, a South African Boer during the Second Boer war who was captured four times throughout the war and escaped on all occasions going on to become a German spy in both WW1 and WW2.

There were roughly 620,000 deaths in the Civil War.20,000-ish less that the total American deaths in all other conflicts (644,000). Including WW1, WW2, and Vietnam

The UK & colonies suffered ~900,000 total deaths in WW1, compared to 'only' ~450,000 in WW2

About MOH recipient "Fast Eddie" Rickenbaker, the American "Ace of Aces" in WW1. A race car driver and businessman, he was also shot down in WW2 and survived 23 days in the Pacific Ocean.

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Samuel Tankersley Williams fought in WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam

The Jolly Roger, the infamour pirates flag was flown by British submarines after successful mission during WW1. The practice was continued through WW2 and the Falklands and still happens today.

A man named Adrian Carton de Wiart fought in the Boer War, WW1, and WW2. He was wounded 9 times and bit off his own fingers when a doctor wouldn’t amputate them.

Henri Giraud, a French general who escaped German captivity in both WW1 and WW2, once by joining a passing travelling circus and once by making an 150 foot rope and lowering himself down a cliff to freedom.

The Netherlands attempted to build capital ships twice in history; A few years before WW1 and a couple years before WW2

in comparison to WW1 and WW2 deaths, almost as many people died due to the Spanish Flu as World War 2

My own definitive history video of the Humber Sea Defence Forts from WW1 and WW2. 4k footage.

There are 'thankful villages' in England and Wales that had all their members of armed forces survive WW1. 14 of those villages are doubly thankful due to not losing any members during WW2.

Ludvík Svoboda - Survived WW1 and WW2 along side the Russians and threatened suicide in Moscow to secure the release of reformist leaders.

Base recipe of Nutella was created during WW1 due to shortage of chocolate trading(thanks to Napoleon) and was perfected during WW2 when the shortage hit again.

A popular chant of fans of the English football team is "2 World Wars and 1 World Cup, do dah, do dah" in reference to WW1 &WW2.

Sikhs have also fought for both the allies and the axis powers in both WW1 & WW2.

Sauerkraut became rebranded as liberty cabbage during WW1 and WW2

During WW1 and WW2 there were some ships made of concrete

For 12 days during the Battle of Berlin in WW2 a group of 770,50 year old WW1 veterans in the Volkssturm militia held their district against the approaching Soviet army until they had just 26 rifles and 2 light machine guns left.26 of them were awarded the iron cross.

In WW1, in Great Britain 250,000 boys under 19 managed to join the army. In WW2, child soldiers fought throughout Europe, in the Warsaw Uprising.

How fighter piliots in WW1-WW2 fired their gun through the propeller without hitting the propeller.

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