Monday, April 15, 2013

Fact of the Day: War of Patriots

While World War II had two major sides, a lot of countries had different names for the war and only fought certain nations its allies may have not. In the Soviet Union (which saw almost no involvement in the Pacific) people referred to the war as the "Great Patriotic War" in Russian. Though the term specifically refers to the Soviet Union's battle against Germany and its allies. 

18 comments:

DWei said...

Wonder what the Swedish called it.

Moscow Blogger said...

inretesting!
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Moscow Blogger said...

I think abour it common name is World War II and in Russia and Soviet Union where I grew uo used both names
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Kay said...

You do write about the most interesting things, Adam.

Bob Bushell said...

All war phrases are unspeakable.

MEcoy said...

i thank god i wasn't born on that era

Unknown said...

Still no good name for it

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DEZMOND said...

it's because they had to defend the frontiers of their country, it was a war to protect their homes. My own country was attacked from all possible sides since all of our neihbours except us were on the side of the Nazis :(

A Beer for the Shower said...

Still sounded pretty terrible regardless of name. But still, good fact. Didn't know this.

Pilar Domínguez said...

It must be called the most embarrassing war of all times. It was something despicable. Kisses:)

Dana said...

I agree with Kay!

Sharon said...

In Dutch it's called Tweede Wereldoorlog which means Second World War!

Maude Lynn said...

That's really interesting!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Horrible war, no matter what they called it.

Christine said...

I remember some of this in my son's Grade 9 History at the time. Interesting.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It was a very bad time for the whole world. My parents, and most of the adults I grew up around, who were quite young at the time of the war, lived in towns that were occupied by the Italians and Germans. They had some interesting - and horrifying - stories to tell.

Aunt Mary said...

Great fact ;)