from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A robot bomb deployed by the Germans in World War II.
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- n. an early cruise missile, powered by a pulse jet, used by Germany in the Second World War
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- n. a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
On previous London visits he had stood on the roof like a curious boy watching the stars as V-1 buzz bombs that were crude cruise missiles rained down on the city.
Two men air-dropped into Le Blanc in central France on April 10 transmitted 127 messages on Panzer deployments, V-1 rocket launching ramps, and enemy convoy routes out of Paris they had gleaned from a stolen German map.
On the bottom of a Lüchow's plate, for example, there is the mark of the Sterling China Company and the letter and number "V-1."
In the summer of 1944 a V-1 rocket lands in a London monastery killing several nuns.
The V-1 and V-2 programs proved the total stupidity of the Nazi dictatorship.
While the original portion of the building will lead visitors through a chronological look at German wars -- including the museum's classic stand-bys that military history buffs swoon over, such as tanks and a V-1 rocket -- Liebskind's wedge will provide a thematic look at the effects of war, seen through an anthropological and sociological lens.
Now the English will argue that the Germans have INTENTIONALLY positioned all their launch pads for the V-1 rockets in the middle of civilian populations to inhibit the English from bombing those launch sites.
Or only bomb military targets that are nowhere near civilians - even though the vast majority of the V-1 rockets are intentionally being launched from the heart of civilian population centers.
The English have claimed that they are merely retaliating against the V-1 flying bombs being launched indiscriminately by Nazis at their civilian population in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Coventry and other cities.
An English roost of starlings detected on a radar screen in the Second World War, disturbed by German V-1 bombs flying over it and “causing a scare that the enemy had invented a new form of radio jamming”;
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