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The first attacks by V-1 Flying Bombs came on the 13th June 1944, only one week after the D-Day landings in Normandy

V for Vengeance - V Weapon Sites

Second World War 1939-45



The first attacks by V-1 Flying Bombs came on the 13th June 1944, only one week after the D-Day landings in Normandy. In the early hours of the morning observers reported a mysterious object flying inland and within hours more reports of similar objects were being received. They were seen to crash and explode, causing terrible damage and killing unsuspecting civilians. The war had entered a new phase with the Germans launching their secret weapons, which the British referred to as 'Doodlebug', but known to the Germans as Vergeltungswaffen or V-1 weapon.

Allied Military Intelligence circles had long known that Germany was developing a range of secret weapons and were concentrating in particular on rocketry. The V-1 was a Luftwaffe project, termed project FZG-76, costing just £125 to produce each rocket, largely through the use of slave labour. The V-1 carried a warhead of almost three-quarters of a ton of explosive, which was more powerful than RDX/TNT and during the first week of its operational offensive some 500 had been launched against England. During the war V-1s alone had accounted for over 5,000 killed and many thousands more wounded.

The V-2 or 'Vergeltungswaffen 2' was a different weapon altogether. For a start it was supersonic speed, being Mach 1 through the sound barrier and had a maximum altitude in flight of 60 to 65 miles, it was undetectable. This was an army project, termed project A-4, and they were produced at a cost of some £12,000 per rocket, again through the use of slave labour. By the end of the war Germany had built around 10,000 V-2 rockets of which they launched some 1,115 against England and 1,341 against Antwerp and a further 198 against other targets, including the bridge at Remagen which the Americans had captured to cross the Rhine.

There were to be other long-range variants for attacking the eastern seaboard of America, but apart from a few test launches this part of the programme was never developed. Trials were also conducted to allow the rockets to be fired from special containers towed by U-Boats. This tour will examine the developments and planned projects of these first ballistic missiles and we will visit some of the sites which absorbed so much of Germany's war effort but in the end failed to make any difference to the outcome of the war.



CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

Battlefield Tours

CGT Battlefields is a specialist tour operator, our tours cover World War I and World War II battlefields across Europe providing inspirational tours to the sites of The Great War and Second World War.

Visiting the battlefields from any conflict, is a truly captivating and moving experience, though some of the battlefields are nearly 100 years old, the soldiers who fought here had similar backgrounds, dreams and hopes as many of us. A Battlefield Tour allows you to understand these events, remember the sacrifices made and recognise how these shaped the world we see today.





World War 1 and World War 2 Battlefield Tours and Holidays for Groups

CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing guided inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

We're a specialist group travel operator, we use only the very best coaches on its holidays. Travel you can Trust. Contact us for details

Contact CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the battlefield sites of World War I and II.


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WW1 - WW2 Holidays for Groups

WW1 - WW2 Holidays for Groups

CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

Customised World War 1 and 2 Battlefield Tours

Looking to visit some of the battlefields of the Great War and WW2? CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, can arrange the perfect trip.

Ypres Flanders Battlefield Tours

Ypres Flanders Battlefield Tours

Visit the Ypres Battlefield in Flanders. One of The Great War 1914 - 1918 battlefield tours offered by CGT, the specialist WW1 / WW2 group travel operator.

Arnhem Battlefield Tours

Arnhem Battlefield Tours

Operation Market Garden at Arnhem in WW2 could have shortened the war quite considerably, but for some bad luck. See the battlefield for yourself.

DDay Battlefield Tours | Normandy

Visit the DDay Battlefields in Normandy and see first hand where the bridgeheads were established. One of the Inspirational tours from CGT Battlefields.

DDay Battlefield Tours | Normandy

Somme Battlefield Tour

Visit the Somme Battlefield of the Great War 1914 - 1918 on a guided tour with CGT Battlefield Tours. Inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II.

Cost Effective WW1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

Cost Effective WW1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

CGT Battlefield Tours, offers hotel accommodation to suit your groups holiday budget. We have negotiated special rates at all ideally suited locations.

Booking a World War 1, WW2  Battlefield Tours

Booking a World War 1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

Book your Battlefield Tours with CGT, a specialist group travel operator, providing guided, informative and inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II.

Battlefield Tours for Clubs

Battlefield Tours for Clubs

Run a War gaming Club, or other Social Group / Association? CGT Battlefield Tours can provide an informative, inspirational, tours to the sites of World War I and II.


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What do our clients say?

World War 2 Battlefield Tour

"The tour was great and the guide was excellent. I had no problems at any stage, the coach company was excellent and helpful as were the staff at the hotel so I really can't fault it. Your own organisation was also faultless and hassle free. I will certainly pass on your details to friends at other establishments"

Mr C. - Normandy Tour




World War 2 Battlefield Tour

"Be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to Amport & District Coaches for Tony last weekend. not only is he an excellent driver he knows the area well and probably what was most important was that he had an excellent rapport with teachers and pupils."

Mr P. - Normandy Tour





World War 1 Battlefield Tour

"Zoi and her team were extremely helpful with the booking of hotels and transport. Their very helpful and experienced staff minimalized the hassle, particularly when we made last minute changes. I would be very happy to deal with the company again"

Mr R. Ypres Tour




World War 1 Battlefield Tour

"From the outset all of my cares and concerns were taken care of. In all we had a fantastic three days and ultimately this must be down to Zoi Pearce and the team"

Ms H. The Somme and Ypres Tour




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Contact:

CGT Battlefields Ltd
CGT House
6 Avon Road
Charfield
Gloucestershire
GL12 8TT


E: info@cgtbattlefields.co.uk

T: 01454 269764

M: 07542 788905


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