Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
V-2 and Saturn V: A Tale of Two Rockets

Allied bombardment missed coordinates of V2 launching pad, 0.5 mile from where I live in The Hague today. Two months later the war was over.

The Royal Air Force mistakenly bombed the Bezuidenhout neighbourhood | March 3. 1645 |

  • 511 fatalities
  • 344 wounded
  • 20,000 people left homeless
  • 3,250 burned out residences
  • 3,241 damaged residences
  • 391 irreparably damaged residences
  • 290 destroyed businesses
  • 5 destroyed churches
  • 9 destroyed schools
  • 10 destroyed public buildings

The Dutch suffered through a Hunger Winter 1944-45 ... 22,000 died.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 7th, 2021 at 10:43:24 PM EST
[ Parent ]
The real history of the UK Bomber Command and the US Eighth Air Force is unsurprisingly less admirable than the usual blah-blah.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Nov 8th, 2021 at 04:27:06 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series