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V-1 Site Near Morbecque, Nord-Pas de Calais, France.


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#1 Drew5233

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 01:09 AM

Does anyone know where the V-1 launch sites were/are in this area.

There is quite a lot of it left today apparently. I've had a look on google maps but no joy....I believe it's located in a wooded area near Morbecque.

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#2 ramacal

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:03 PM

Andy

Check this one out at Hazebrouck, south of Wormhoudt & Cassel. It looks pretty interesting.

V1 (flying bomb) Vengance weapon site, Hazebrouck

There are stacks of Operation Crossbow files at Kew as well that may be worth checking out.

Cheers - Rob

PS - Found this comment on a site, so could be the one you are looking for.

"The Bois des Huit Rues in Morbecque. (near Hazebrouck): Hidden in a wood, this V1 missile launch pad is one of the best preserved."

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#3 Drew5233

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:18 PM

Cheers Rob,

I think that is the site shown on the TV last night.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:22 PM

Here is another site with better location details.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 07:19 PM

EPERIECQUES ..PAS-DE-CALAIS is a sight worth visiting .no V2s was ever
launched from there . as it was relentlessly bombed by the CANADIANS
as you walk around you can get all the sounds of the bombing and a commentary .
theres also a gift shop .
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:11 PM

Andy

Check this one out at Hazebrouck, south of Wormhoudt & Cassel. It looks pretty interesting.

V1 (flying bomb) Vengance weapon site, Hazebrouck

There are stacks of Operation Crossbow files at Kew as well that may be worth checking out.

Cheers - Rob

PS - Found this comment on a site, so could be the one you are looking for.

"The Bois des Huit Rues in Morbecque. (near Hazebrouck): Hidden in a wood, this V1 missile launch pad is one of the best preserved."


On my trip last month we stumbled on the site just by chance. I wanted to photograph the wood as this was where the Germans were massing prior to the attack on Hondeghem defended by 5 Royal Horse Artillery.

It was Andrea (bless her) that said as we drove through the wood, 'Look, there's something in there'.

'I said yeah-They are called trees' :lol:

Sadly we didn't have much time spare as I still had Hondeghem to photograph but there is a car park with some info boards etc.

I might have a look in there the next time I'm over.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 08:43 AM

I have visiting the V1-launch site at Morbecque and have taken some pictures. I have more pictures.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:22 AM

I have visiting the V1-launch site at Morbecque and have taken some pictures. I have more pictures.


Welcome and more pix please.
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:07 AM

I have visiting the V1-launch site at Morbecque and have taken some pictures. I have more pictures.


Hello and welcome to the forum, please post more of your pictures.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:25 PM

More pictures of the v1-launch site at Morbecque.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:59 AM

For more information in English abouth a walking trail on the V1-launch site in Morbecque see

http://www.cdt-nord....e1b3530eb14.pdf

For more information in English abouth a walking trail on the V1-launch site in Morbecque see

http://www.cdt-nord....e1b3530eb14.pdf

Edited by Owen, 23 August 2010 - 08:05 AM.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:04 PM

Have you seen the books by laurent bailleul, especially 'les Sites V1 en Picardie'. Has photos, plans details for all the sites in the region. Also another called 'les sites V1 en Flandres et en Artois' which has those a bit further south. Unfortunately the book is in French but.....

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:13 AM

I know it is a old thread, but here is google map of the site: Map of V-1 launching base wallon-cappel
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