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Article about: This week sees the 70th anniversary of the first V2 weapons attack on London. Below is a link to a BBC article addressing the weapons. The article briefly touches on the manufacturing proces

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    WOW! Are the 'people that need to know', so to speak, aware of the existence of this piece? I'm amazed it's still there, and more importantly, it's a significant historical piece of the war on the home front that needs preserving, not rotting away in a wood somewhere in Essex.

    Regards, Ned.
    It's on land owned by Essex County Council, they know it's there, trouble is it's so far in the forest it wouldn't be feasible to get it out.

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    I would've dragged that home immediately!
    cheers, Glenn
    It's awfully heavy.

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    I reckon a quad and trailer with a few blokes would handle the job. I'm familiar with the motor, there's a couple of them down the road from me at Cosford where I used to do a bit.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    As others have stated, what a piece of history!!! Thank you Carl and Duska for posting

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    Amazing to find such a piece. Despite the patent difficulties with regards to the logistics, that belongs in a museum.

    Here is one that is part of the permanent exhibition at KZ-Gedenkstätte Buchenwald, located within the permanent exhibition building, the former Effektenkammer (prisoner belongings store).
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    Just had a quick look around at these rocket motors in Essex, and it appears there's no shortage of them! There are several on display at local museums and heritage sites whilst others seem to be lying on beaches around the coast and pulled up by fishing boats every so often, as well as others recovered from fields and such by various historical and metal detecting groups. Remarkable really, who'd of thought it!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    This photograph was taken during a recent visit to an exhibition in Prague addressing forced labour within the National Socialist state. The images show concentration camp inmates at KZ-Mittelbau-Dora, working on the manufacturing process of V2/A4 weapons.
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    Just been reading up on the incident where a V2 hit a Cinema in Antwerp on 16/9/44 killing 250 Allied servicemen including US Navy personel.

    The launch of the V2's from the Dutch launch sites was one of the reasons Ike gave the go ahead for OMG !!

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    Hello Duska,
    will be in Essex soon. Can you send me by email the place to see the motor parts you mention. Is it still there. Is there some gps location.
    Like walking in forest and will be great conclusion after the effort to see such part.
    Thanks.
    Oliver

    Quote by duska View Post
    It's awfully heavy.

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    beter still go to Mittlebau- Dora.loads still there you can see the under the water.

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