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V-1 and V-2 Rockets

In 1944, the German tried to attack Britain again using flying bombs. Fired from France, their engine stopped over Britain before they then dived to the ground with a tonne of high explosive. Most were aimed towards London: 
  • first the V-1 (nicknamed the ‘doodlebug’ as it made a droning noise) killed over 6,000 Londoners;
  • then the V-2 (which flew so fast and high that nobody could see or hear it coming) killed 2,855 Londoners.
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