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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or Caption"Good heavens, we can't win a war this way!"
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Published byEvening Standard
Date19 Jun 1944
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptSure defeat of the great war machine Mad Adolf's Pilotless Planes for planless
devilment
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesNews: June 14: Hitler's much-vaunted "secret
weapon" - pilotless, jet-propelled aircraft capable of 400mph and carrying nearly a ton of high
explosives - was unleashed on the South of England yesterday. Known in Germany as the
vergeltungswaffe - "reprisal weapon" or "V-1" they are being flown from bases in the Pas de
Calais. Already, they have scored direct hits on a church, a convent and a hospital - destroyed
with considerable loss of life. The first of them killed three people when it destroyed a house
in South London. The "buzz bomb" or "doodlebug", as Britons are already calling it, flies at low
altitudes, powered by petrol and compressed air. ... [Chronicle of the 20th Century]
SubjectsGermany
Defence
war
V1 rockets
bombs
flying bombs
high command
Leadership
government
military officers
Weapons
Defeat
Armed forces
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