Blitz Street Series – Vengeance Weapons – Part 3 of 4

Vengeance Weapons

In the summer of 1944, British hopes for an end to the war were raised by news of the D-Day landings. However, a few days later Hitler sent over the V1, the first of his new secret Vengeance weapons.


Nicknamed the ‘doodle bug’, the V1 was a jet-powered pilotless plane packed with a powerful form of explosive containing RDX.


The people who saw it talk about witnessing these buzzing planes pass over and the terror that came when the engine stopped, because that would mean they were about to fall. The V1 is the next bomb detonated over Blitz Street. © Channel 4 BBC UK