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Archive List > V-1s and V-2s

Stories categorised in 'V-1s and V-2s'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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The First V1 Falls on Londonicon for Recommended story

Had Churchill spent the wearily weeks of the V1 offensive, that lasted, those ground ramp launched from Cap...

V2 Bombingicon for Recommended story

We eventually got the call to get ready for bed, cleared up and did just that, after hanging up our prize...

Desmond Paul Henry: How World War Two Changed One Man's Life for the Bettericon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

1969 Request for Henry machine drawing by Leasco Systems and Research Company to be included in the summer...

Doodlebug Days in Wimbledonicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Those pilotless V1 flying bombs, Buzzbombs, or Doodlebugs as they were known to us, were terror weapons...

Boyhood in the Weald during WWIIicon for Recommended story

On one occasion the body of a German airman was found without a parachute in the garden of a house in the...

Christine Survives the Blitzicon for Recommended story

German aeroplanes dropped thousands of bombs on London and major cities destroying homes, factories and...

People's War in Pengeicon for Recommended story

Looking back I realise it was not easy for mum and dad, they were only in their mid forties and had no...

War Experiences Part Two of Twoicon for Recommended story

Leslie Hardman, a chaplain in the British Army spoke to us for about an hour in Yiddish and gave us...

Fear and Fun for Children during the Waricon for Recommended story

My brother and I had to go to bed at our usual time and it was horrible down the garden with the...

Doodlebug Raids in Londonicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Regular training and practice in the art of extinguishing incendiary bombs with the piddling jet from a...

Buzz Bombs and Bath Tubsicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The V1, buzz bomb or doodlebug was another horror. Sometimes during the bombing, you'd lose your water...

Nurse Jeanicon for Recommended story

The other nurse was a London girl and her name was Jean. Luftwaffe permitting, my mother put my sister and...

A Conshy's Taleicon for Recommended story

I should explain that I was a ‘conshy’ and being awarded non-combatant status in the Army, had,...

"THE LEG O' ME DRAWERS"icon for Recommended story

Only the cooker survived - an old blue/grey enamel stove - although the 4 cast legs had been twisted in the...

Memories of the Blitz, V1's and V2's in Londonicon for Recommended story

If it had failed, the V1's, V2's, and possibly even the V3's, which were never used, might have...

Memories of Doodlebugsicon for Recommended story

The first flying bomb to hit Cranleigh had landed in the Rookery, a small wood between the railway line and...

Bombed out by a Doodlebugicon for Recommended story

My family lived at Lanercost Road, Tulse Hill, a quietish South London suburb between Streatham, Brixton...

Two Consecutive Lucky Escapesicon for Recommended story

When the in-laws of my eldest sister heard of our plight her father-in-law collected early in the morning...

Doodlebugs over Nottinghamicon for Recommended story

And I braved the doodlebugs with Mummy working in a day nursery....

Flying Bombs in Warlinghamicon for Recommended story

Minna Chatrine Scott, nee Tofte, formerly of the ATS, in Warlingham with her Scots Terrier. Young Mr.B: May...

V1 Rocket at Windsoricon for Recommended story

It was a Saturday afternoon, cloudy but bright, and I was cycling home from Windsor in the direction of...

Don't Count Your Chickens.icon for Recommended story

The last explosion we had heard was the arrival of a V2 rocket in Spansey woods on the edge of town,and...

1944 and a V1: In Gravesendicon for Recommended story

The air siren sounded and my granmother told me to come in out of the garden, I said I was all right...

Examinationsicon for Recommended story

I, together with fourteen other boys were at our desks, struggling with our School Certificate Exams.I was...

Giving Birth during the Blitzicon for Recommended story

By Jaon Rhodes: Early September 1944, I was in the Middlesex Hospital at Isleworth, awaiting the birth of...

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