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The ruins caused by a V1 strike on Elsenham Road, East Ham.
|The ruins caused by a V1 strike on Elsenham Road, East Ham.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2871|
|Description: Germany launched its new V1 weapon from Pas-de-Calais on the northern coast of France on 12 June 1944. The first ten failed to reach the country but on the following day one landed in Essex. Over the next few months 1,435 hit south-east England. These attacks created panic and between mid-June and the end of July, around one and a half million people left London.|
|Date: June 1944|
|Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.|