On the 13th June 1944 the first German attack on Britain using the V-1 flying bomb, otherwise known as the ‘doodlebug’, took place.
Air raid on Scapa Flow kills first civilian in Britain
On this day in 1940 James Isbister become the first civilian of World War Two to be killed by German bombs on British soil at the Brig o’ Waithe, Stenness. READ MORE HERE
Remembering the Clydebank Blitz
The Clydebank Blitz refers to two devastating German Luftwaffe air raids on the shipbuilding town of Clydebank in Scotland which took place in March 1941.
19th Jan 1915 – First Air Raid on Britain
The first Zeppelin raid on Britain killed four people in King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Sheringham, and injured 16 others. READ MORE HERE:
The first Air Raid on London by the Luftwaffe
From the outset of World War Two, Britain had been expecting a great German air assault on its soil. This fear was realised when bombs fell on the capital on the 24th of August 1940. ‘The Blitz’ was about to begin
The First Ever V2 Rocket to be Dropped – 8th September 1944
The Doodlebug was a thing of nightmares, a pilotless weapon which droned ostentatiously overhead and, with its sudden silence, heralded disaster. The V2 was worse.
The 2nd Great Fire of London – St Pauls Cathedral in WW2
Christmas time in 1940, really was an explosive one, and on the evening of the 29th and 30th December, Luftwaffe, Germany’s powerful Air force, launched a devastating raid on London. Named the Blitz, during the raid 130 Heinkel HE111s aircraft dropped 10,