This timeline covers
all the political and military events that occurred within Britain
between the years 1939 and 1945.
so many of our people, we have now had a personal experience
of German barbarity which only strengthens the resolution of
all of us to fight through to final victory."
King George VI
Field Marshal William
Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf
German Fieseler 103 - V1
Known Vergeltungswaffe Eins (Reprisal
Weapon 1), or more simply as the V1, the Fi 103 flying
bomb could be launched from a 50m (152ft) inclined ramp
or air-dropped from a carrier aircraft (usually an He
111). The weapons were launched against Britain (between
13th June 1944 and 29th March 1945). Although more than
30,000 were manufactured by Henschel, Mittelwerke and
Volkswagen factories, only about 2,000 hit London.