There is a talk and document display at the National Archives this coming Friday 15 March on the mapping of German missile attacks on London 1944-45
German V-1 and V-2 missiles, used in attacks against Britain in 1944 and 45, were weapons designed to wreak mass devastation on urban areas.
Using fascinating visual sources from The National Archives, this talk by Professor Stephen Evans from the University of Waterloo, Canada, will explore the extent of destruction these weapons inflicted on London, despite British interception techniques of the time.
Post by transporthistorian on Mar 10, 2019 17:31:54 GMT
That sounds like it could be very interesting.
For anyone interested in this subject, I can also highly recommend "Doodlebugs and Rockets - the battle of the flying bombs" by Bob Ogley published in 1992 by Froglets Publications. It is thoroughly researched and includes two maps on Page 201 where every impact by a V1 or V2 is plotted, Also some great photos and stories by people who were there at the time.
Not a cheap book, and certainly a very big one, but if you know London (the LCC area, not the GLC one) I strongly recommend "The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1945". Beautifully produced, it is published by Thames & Hudson, who are best known for their books on fine art.
It reproduces, in colour, the original maps made by the London County Council of the bomb hits and the areas (properties) affected by them. There are also numerous well-captioned photographs that were taken in WW2.
If you want to know more, I suggest you read the reviews of those who have bought the book from Amazon - most give it a ***** rating.