The “V” weapons of Nazi Germany. V1
As time elapses and moves into he future mercilessly, the various preservation efforts Of the artefacts of War in France, Belgium And the Netherlands seek to remind us that even though the machinery and Weapons May look cool they were in fact the tools of political struggle we best not forget. Its possible that over time We will look at these times romantically like, let’s say , the Napoleonic Wars and see it as a great adventure.
Today I wanted to show you the V1 or Vergeltungs waffen number 1 of Hitler.
He sought to bring the allies to the negotiating table by bombing the hell out of them !
The following photos were taken at Wizernes’ La coupolle and Eperlecques in what is now French Flanders. Both sites were designed to launch the V2 but they have the V1 there as well As part of the education effort. la Coupole is a space exploration education centre museum as well.
The V1 was the charge of the Wehrmacht and here are a few of them.
18 additional images. Click to enlarge.