Sep 082012
 

We believe that as the number of people who lived through the terrifying V2 Rocket campaign this site is concerned with diminishes relentlessly then it necessarily follows that the pool of knowledge of these events also diminishes.  Even though it is completely understandable that you may be reluctant to revisit events you have probably spent the best part of your life trying to forget, it is our hope that you enable us to transform this site into more than just a bland list of official reports by sharing your stories.

Even if you are fortunate enough to have been told stories of these events by older relatives and are willing to share those stories with us then we will be more than pleased to hear from you.

The easiest method is to complete one of the comment forms available on most pages where your message will be automatically added together with your name as supplied on the form. Your e-mail address will definitely NOT be available to anyone other than the administrator of the site i.e. it will not be passed to any third party without your express permission.

You are also welcome to use our CONTACT FORM if you wish.

 Posted by at 11:44 am
Oct 122020
 

You may be interested to know that a memorial plaque is to be unveiled on 5 November 2020 to commemorate the victims and injured of the first V2 rocket to explode in Islington, north London.

Due to distancing and Covid restrictions the ceremony will be online and feature film of the unveiling a few hours earlier. Places to view the unveiling and presentation can be booked at
Eventbrite (search for V2 Rocket or copy and paste link):
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/memorial-plaque-to-the-victims-of-the-v2-rocket-attack-at-archway-nov1944-tickets-124522501153?aff=erelexpmlt

An accompanying blog article \’Hitler\’s Guy Fawkes Day Surprise\’ is also available at:
https://friendsofim.com/2020/10/12/hitlers-guy-fawkes-day-surprise-the-archway-v2-rocket-attack-1944/

Many thanks and kind regards,

Mark Aston
Islington Museum

 Posted by at 2:52 pm
Jan 202020
 

We have now included a filterable list of all the recorded V2 incidents here.

You can quickly filter the list by adding either a place name or perhaps a date (format dd-mm-yyyy) to obtain a list of incidents matching your criteria.

 Posted by at 12:40 pm
Jan 012019
 

We are happy to include a new section of articles submitted by visitors to our site. In most cases they are descriptions of individual events described by survivors and or witnesses to the actual event.

To every contributor we send our sincere thanks and eternal gratitude.

 Posted by at 3:53 pm
Nov 152012
 

We have now completed the plots for all V2 incidents. We offer a map for each of the months of the campaign (September 1944 to March 1945) and a combined map that includes all incidents. Once again we stress that the locations of the strikes are a conversion of the war time map references and unless we have missed transcribed the original map reference and/or made an error in completing the conversion form on FieldenMaps.info or used the wrong co-ordinates from the conversion, then we can not amend any plot. We do not doubt that at least some of the map references quoted in the original documents may be wrong and we welcome your comments on any errors contained in the original records.

The maps can be found here:

 Posted by at 12:05 pm