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The aftermath of a V1 strike on Marlow Road, East Ham.

The aftermath of a V1 strike on Marlow Road, East Ham.
The aftermath of a V1 strike on Marlow Road, East Ham.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2855
Description: The V1 was called the 'buzz bomb' or 'doodlebug' because of the characteristic buzzing sound of the engine before it cut out and drifted to earth. This period of silence caused considerable fear among the population of London as they waited for the sound of the detonation, not knowing where the rocket was going to strike.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 20 November 1944
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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