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

Clean-up crews salvaging what they can from the ruins of buildings in Hornsey, a north London suburb, 1944. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

This article was first published in the July 2011 issue of BBC History Magazine

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