According to Veterans Affairs Canada, as of early 2014, 88,400 Canadian veterans of WWII were still alive, although most are over the age of 90. The Calgary Sun reported that figure at 91,400 a year earlier, in March 2013. In fact, reports suggest that at least 50 die every day.Continue Reading
Over one million Canadians served in WWII, a figure that represents over ten percent of the country's population at the time.
John Babcock, a Canadian veteran of WWI, lived to the age of 109. He held the honor of being the last surviving veteran of that war before passing away in 2009.Learn more about World War 2
Examples of famous U.S. World War II ships with Battle Stars include the USS Enterprise, USS San Diego, USS San Francisco and USS O'Brien. Multiple types of ships were used in World War II, including battle cruisers, carriers, submarines, destroyers and transport ships.Full Answer >
Some of the tanks that were used in World War II include the Hungarian 38M Toldi and 40M Turan, the Italian Carro Armato L6/40, and the British Cruiser, Crusader and Challenger. During WWII, the tanks played a critical role for both the Allies and Axis powers.Full Answer >
Women did many things and took on many roles during World War II, chief among which was as workers and laborers. Up until this point, most jobs were reserved for men, but with the entrance of the United States into the war, men entered the military and created a shortage of labor that had to be filled.Full Answer >
The United States fought the Axis alliance in World War II. The Axis alliance consisted of Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. These countries fought against the United States and the other members of the Allied forces.Full Answer >