World Battlefronts: London Rockets

Back in January 1943, when German planes attacked London for the first time in 14 months, Londoners who had gone through the Great Blitz of 1940-41 were startled less by the raid itself than by the vast, thundering, metal-showering ack-ack barrage thrown up against the raiders.

Correspondents were allowed to refer vaguely to "comparatively new guns" which sent their shells screeching through the sky like broom-riding witches. But no details of the weapons could be given. Only last week did British authorities take them off the secret list, disclosing that the guns actually were rocket projectors. Some of them had been...

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