Month: June 2021

V1 Vergeltungswaffe (Revenge Weapon)

In June 1944, exactly one week after D-Day, and 77 years ago this month, the first V1s started landing in England. By the end of the month dozens were landing on London every day. Like many armaments the V1 was both an engineering triumph and a ruthless weapon. The V1...

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D-Day, June 6th, 1944

I cannot let today go by without reflecting on the extraordinary events that took place 77 years ago today: June 6th, 1944: D-Day! Everyone knows the images of brave men emerging from landing craft and wading ashore under a hail of fire, to begin the process of...

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