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"La Coupole" V2 base France

Article about: I was looking at the map the other day, looking for interesting ww2 things to see in France and came across La Coupole, near St Omer in the north of France. My question is; have any of you e

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    Blockhaus d'…perlecques at watten is the best one to visit imo. You'll see where the V2's were actually fired from there.

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    cheers matty

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    I spent a long weekend visiting V1 and V2 sites in France last Autumn. La Coupole and the V2 launch facility at Watten nearby are both well worth a visit. Although Coupole was never used in anger it has a history and the museum there is very good even when looking at it from a fairly informed and Nerdy viewpoint. Watten is the same. Well presented and a fascinating history. I combined these mainstream sites with a bit of foraging for the off the beaten track V1 launch sites like Carre Bois - basicall untouched since it was bombed in 1944 and the "original" V1 "Ski" site.

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    Blockhaus d'…perlecques at watten is the best one to visit imo. You'll see where the V2's were actually fired from there.

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    cheers matty
    Except that Watten had the same fate as Coupole - I don't think V2's were ever actually fired from there

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