We are pleased to point out that our “Your Stories” section has had 3 new contributions in the past week:
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.
Of course we accept that we may have made some errors and omissions for which we apologize in advance and we would be most grateful for any amendments and comments.
Update – The technical problems with the V2 Strikes Maps have now been resolved.
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:
All plots of V2 strikes on the maps are direct conversions of the map references quoted in the “Big Ben”: Enemy long range rockets: list of incidents, September 1944 to March 1945 documents using the Co-ordinate Converter webpage at FieldenMaps.
We have started to publish maps of V2 strikes starting with those that occured in September 1944 which can be found here.
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.
Received a really pleasant surprise this morning – I recently requested copies of document HO 192/728 at The National Archives as was suggested by John Pridige way back in September 2010 when they arrived this morning not only do they contain the copy of the Ministry of Home Security Bomb Census B.C.4. form containing the Damage Report I was expecting but there were also copies of sketches and map tracings detailing the area of damage but there was also a series of 10 photographs of the damage. For over 30 years I have been searching for just a single photograph!
You will find the transcription here and I will make a request to The National Archives for permission to upload copies of the photographs etc.
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