The Flying Bomb War(2002)
Contemporary Eyewitness Accounts of the German V1 and V2 Raids On Britain 1942-1945
A non fiction book by Peter Haining
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.
Used availability for Peter Haining's The Flying Bomb War
November 2002 : UK Hardback