Events for Saturday 26th November 2022

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German V-2 Rocket kills 168 shoppers in London

26th November 1944

At lunchtime on 26th November 1944, a German V-2 rocket fell on a packed Woolworths store in New Cross Road, killing 168 people (including 15 children), injuring 122 others and razing the building to the ground. The neighbouring London Co-operative Society store was also demolished in the attack.

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Britain Under Fire
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by Charles Whiting

The suffering of the civilian population in WW2 was a new and disturbing aspect of war. Hitler's Luftwaffe caused huge devastation to human life and property. The emergence of a defiant spirit was something our enemies never bargained for. Whiting's superb account of the Nazis' attempt to bring a nation… Read more...

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