Today In History

11 years 11 months ago - 11 years 11 months ago #37 by Nikita
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Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin, John Anglin.
Escapees from the federal prison of Alcatraz at night of June 11th, 1962.

U.S. marshals are still hunting them ...
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11 years 11 months ago - 11 years 11 months ago #38 by Morty
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June 13, 1944:



The first V1-rocket (Fieseler Fi103) attacks United Kingdom.



Originally, the rocket was named "Hellhound", but at the 17th of June 1944 it was decided to call it V1 (Vergeltungswaffe 1).
In UK the colloquial name was "doodlebug" or "buzz bomb" because of its typical engine sound.

This image is from June 15, 1944, a V1-rocket impacts into the city of London:


This is taken from Mittelbau Dora, a German underground facility:


More technical details here



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11 years 11 months ago - 11 years 11 months ago #39 by Nikita
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Nice thread Morty.

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11 years 11 months ago #40 by Otto
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Yes this rocket are powerfull but was inaccurate and that is good maybe. But anyway this rocket killed many people ;(

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11 years 11 months ago #41 by Nikita
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These weapons V1 and V2 was weapons of reprisals and the accuracy was not necessary in their doctrine of employment. It is the similar with weapons of mass destruction today, even if they hit one kilometer close, the result will be the same...

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11 years 11 months ago #42 by Hellcat
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as I know, the V2 rocket is not like a airplane, is like a simple rocket, right? and btw, what this term "blitzkrieg" means? i don't know if i spelled it right but i never knew what it means. i could google search it but i think the best answer is here :D . I have also meet it in the CoH game and it is something about german heavy armor, right?

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