Old World War 2 Photograph-House Clearance Hemel Hempstead-Interesting Facts

Occasionally Foxtons come across some items in a house clearance that either have value or simply just interesting. We come across many old photographs, vintage items, forgotten cash or jewellery and various antiques. We will always make our customer aware of these items and place them to one side. Although every now and then we come across some items that the customer allows us to do as we please with them, such as this old World War 2 Photograph that we found during a house clearance in the Hemel Hempstead area.

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World War 2, also known as the Second World War (after the recent Great War), was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.


The Second World War was most probably the most significan’t time of the 20th century. During the time of the world war we experienced major leap in technology.

The exact casualties during World War 2 are unknown but may have totalled up to 50 million service personnel and civilians being killed.

The nations that suffered the highest losses in descending order are shown below.
USSR: 42,000,000
Germany: 9,000,000
China: 4,000,000
Japan: 3,000,000

10 Interesting World War 2 Facts…

  • During the World War 2, Japan bombed China with fleas infecting with BUBONIC PLAGUE.
  • Japan and Russia still to this day have not signed a peace treaty to end world war 2 due to the kuril island dispute.
  • A Japanese soldier did not surrender until 29 years after world war 2 was over, in 1974.
  • Queen Elizabeth the 2nd served as a mechanic and driver in the world war 2.
  • During the World War 2 the oscars statuettes were made of painted plaster due to a metal shortage.
  • Between 1939 and 1945 the Allies dropped 3.4 million tons of bombs, An average of about 27,700 tons of bombs each month.
  • 12,000 heavy bombers were shot down in World War 2.
  • 6 bomber crewmen were killed for each one wounded.
  • There were 433 Medals of Honor awarded during World War 2, 219 of them were given after the receipiant’s death.
  • From 6 June 1944 to 8 May 1945 in Europe the Allies had 200,000 dead and 550,000 wounded.

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