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    Sale 2013

    Important Scientific Books: The Richard Green Library

    17 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 25

    [BALLISTICS]. BRITISH INFORMATION SERVICES. Flying Bombs. New York: British Information Services, December 1944.

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    [BALLISTICS]. BRITISH INFORMATION SERVICES. Flying Bombs. New York: British Information Services, December 1944.

    4o. Black and white photographic illustrations. Printed wrappers.

    "Once or twice every night the people of London still hear the sirens which precede the hoarse roar of the flying bombs and hold their breath during the sickening silence before the crash. Each night they go to bed not knowing whether a scientific robot will fall from the sky and destroy them" (p.3). A contemporary American publication on the Vergeltungswaffe-1, or V-1, guided missile. Between June 1944 and March 1945 it was launched at targets in southestern England and Belgium, specifically London and Antwerp. Eleven text sections details its construction, operation and destruction. The rear wrapper shows a diagram outlining how the V-1 works.


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