Two-thirds of millennials don’t know which countries emerged victorious from World War II, according to research.
A poll of 2,000 adults found 41 per cent of 18-34-year-olds are oblivious to the fact the UK fought on the side of the Allies.
The research found Brits know remarkably little about the key events and people from World War II – despite 61 per cent believing they have good knowledge about the most significant event in history.
With this week commemorating the 83rd anniversary of Dunkirk, 40 per cent are unaware of the mission which successfully evacuated more than 338,000 Allied soldiers from northern France.
Meanwhile, one in 10 (11 per cent) millennials believe the ‘Miracle of Dunkirk’ refers to the day the Nazis surrendered in 1945.
The study, commissioned to mark the launch of Company of Heroes 3: Console Edition on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, found 41 per cent are clueless D-day was the bringing together of land, sea and air forces to the beaches of Normandy.
And one in 20 of the millennials polled even believe D-day happened in Germany.
Millennials unsure about WWII history
As Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is set to hit the big screen next month, 74 per cent of adults don’t know the Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking that produced the first nuclear weapons.
While 31 per cent admit they have never heard of J. Robert Oppenheimer, and 24 per cent are unaware the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.
Remarkably, four per cent of millennials believe the first nuclear weapon was used on Berlin and three per cent think it was dropped on Chernobyl, Ukraine.
There is also a lack of knowledge even in relation to events on British soil.
Barely half (53 per cent) know the UK didn’t have the same Prime Minister throughout the duration of World War

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