Hitler’s secret weapon
In 1944, the Nazis unleashed a barrage of flying bombs and rockets on London. Joe Maiolo, advisor to a recent BBC documentary about the V weapons, relates how Britain managed to mitigate disaster
Londoners never forget the sound of Hitler’s revenge. First came that hideous burping noise of the approaching pulsejet; then the nerve-racking silence after the motor cut out and the robot plane dived to earth; and finally the ear-shattering explosion.