Battered by the Luftwaffe in 1942, the city of Norwich was an unlikely target of opportunity two years later for Germany’s V2 onslaught on Britain. Steve Snelling charts a wayward diversion in the world’s first ballistic missile offensive.
SECOND WORLD WAR | ROCKET BLITZ
There was no warning. No hint of the blow about to fall. Ken Wilson heard neither the initial explosion nor the ‘rumbling in the sky’ that followed as shockwaves struck the small village school, turning classrooms into blizzards of broken glass. In that fearful moment the calm of an autumn afternoon in rural Norfolk dissolved into pandemonium as children ran screaming out of Rockland St Mary School.