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The Flying Bomb War

Contemporary Eyewitness Accounts of the German V1 and V2 Raids On Britain 1942-1945
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Sixty years ago in October 1942, the prototype German V2 rocket - the world's first practical liquid-fuel rocket - was launched from a secret base on a Baltic island. Just over two months later, on Christmas Eve, a second prototype, the V1 (or Doodlebug), the first pilotless, weapon-carrying aircraft, was also fired from the same site. Together these two unique and deadly ballistic missiles were destined to attack England in a merciless and bloody onslaught - 'The Flying Bomb War'. Memories of the V1 and V2 have never dimmed; in England their impact was devastating - they killed over 9000 people and seriously injured another 25000. Based on interviews and research, The Flying Bomb War is a fascinating insight into a significant part of World War Two. The chilling truth is that London and southern England were the testing ground for a direct forerunner of the rocket that enabled Neil Armstrong to be the first man on the moon.

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November 2002 : UK Hardback

Title: FLYING BOMB WAR: Contemporary Eyewitness Accounts of the German V1 and V2 Raids on Britain 1942-1945
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 1-86105-581-1 / 978-1-86105-581-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
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