Events for Tuesday 13th June 2017


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First Doodlebug Lands in Britain

13th June 1944

World War II: the first German V1 flying bomb, or 'doodlebug' lands in Britain - killing three people in a house in the coastal city of Southampton. The V 1, or 'Doodlebug' or 'Flying-bomb' came into use in June 1944 and, together with the V 2 Rocket, was Hitler's final hope in face of the advancing Allied forces sweeping across Europe towards Germany. Of the 8,000 that were launched within the first 80 days, some 2,300 reached the London area where they caused more death and destruction to its population and buildings.

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Air-launched Doodlebugs
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Peter JC Smith

The V 1, or 'Doodlebug' or 'Flying-bomb' came into use in June 1944 and, together with the V 2 Rocket, was Hitler's final hope in face of the advancing Allied forces sweeping across Europe towards Germany. Of the 8,000 that were launched within the first 80 days, some 2,300 reached… Read more...

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