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Lewisham V1 rocket attack

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Lewisham V1 rocket attack

Event  From 28/7/1944  To 28/7/1944

Categories: War Memorial WW2, Tragedy

The worst V1 attack on South London. The rocket struck the busy street market at 09.41 on a Friday morning. Numbers reported vary, but about 52 people were killed and 124 very seriously injured. The force of the blast destroyed shops on both sides of the High Street.

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Lewisham V1 rocket attack

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Lewisham V1 rocket attack - original

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