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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Nov 2018 6:21 p.m. PST

Archaeologists have discovered the exploded remains of a German V1 "flying bomb" that crashed in a forest in 1944 on the way to its target in London…

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Andrew Walters07 Nov 2018 10:08 a.m. PST

Pretty neat! Good for Flight Sergeant Józef Donocik!

On the other hand, the part where the 1,100 V2 rockets killed 2,000 Londoners after their manufacture caused the deaths of 20,000 slave workers is a major bummer. I guess Wernher von Braun goes on the list of people who were so talented that we human beings never held them accountable.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 5:12 p.m. PST

Sadly, if the workers were not building V1's they'd probably be building something else with the same very unfortunate result.

Your blame on von Braun is misplaced.

Lion in the Stars09 Nov 2018 2:11 p.m. PST

Von Braun is quoted as saying "the rocket worked perfectly, except it landed on the wrong planet."

He wanted rockets to explore space, not blow things up.

Bozkashi Jones14 Nov 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

The photograph is stunning – I'd heard that Allied pilots became adept at 'flipping' them with their wingtip to make them crash into farmland, but I've never seen a photograph of it about to be done.

Here's the un-cropped image:

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Thanks for the link, Bill!

Nick

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