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Peenemuende, Germany - April 17, 2014: German WW2 V2 rocket in Peenemuende, Germany. From 1943 onwards large numbers of the rocket were manucactured in underground production facilities.
The V-2 was one of the most feared weapons of World War 2 - the first-ever long-range guided missile, which blasted London in the closing days of World War 2.
But a clever deception campaign by British spies to trick the Nazis into missing their targets actually did far less than people believed.
During the war, MI5 used its ‘Double Cross’ agents - German agents in Britain who had been ‘turned’ - to broadcast disinformation on where the rockets were going.
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Hitler legitimates the military aggression against Poland in his speech at the Kroll Opera House in 1939.
British children evacuated from an unidentified location on Sept. 1, 1939.
New addresses of people whose houses were destroyed during bombing scribbled outside a ruined house in Germany in 1944.
Jews are deported in open cattle carriages in Warsaw, circa 1944.
Detonation of the atomic bomb over Nagasaki.
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An aerial photograph of Hiroshima, shortly after the 'Little Boy' atomic bomb was dropped in 1945.
Free City of Danzig, a semi-autonomous city-state which was in existence between 1920 and 1939, as seen on Aug. 29, 1939.
A German soldier in 1940.
A motorcyclist of the 1st Canadian Reconnaissance Squadron enjoys a cup of tea during an break in the day's work in 1940.
Chinese soldiers marching toward the Salween front during the Burma Campaign in the South-East Asian Theater of World War II in 1943.
A boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London in 1940.
Grenadiers of the Waffen-SS carrying artillery grenades in 1944.
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German submarine in the polar sea in 1942.
A group of people set for evacuation from London in 1939.
A squadron of Germany's Heinkel He-111 bombers on mission against enemy targets in October 1941.
Piled-up shoes of Holocaust victims in one of the concentration camps.
German troops enter Warsaw in 1939.
Members of a propaganda company within the battle zone report the events during the campaign in Poland in September 1939.
Germans advance toward Kasserine in Tunisia in February 1943.
Russian soldiers captured by Germans during an interrogation in 1943.
German troops positioned in Warsaw, Poland, on Sep. 15, 1939.
A war memorial in Russia in 1942.
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Three stricken U.S. battleships — West Virginia (L), Tennessee (C) and Arizona — after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
A milkman crosses a street devastated during a German bombing raid in London in September 1940.
The destroyed monastery of Monte Cassino in Italy in April 1944.
Jewish prisoners stand in order, circa 1942.
Bombs in a weapons factory in 1940.
A soldier during a meal, pictured in 1943.
Polish Jewish resistance women, captured after the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, in 1943.
German troops march into Prague during the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1939.
Soviet Katyusha rockets on the Eastern Front in 1941.
German navy celebrates Christmas Eve aboard a U-Boat in 1943.
Crew of the Enola Gay, before departing for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
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Field kitchen in a train handing out food to soldiers on Aug. 27, 1943.
Explosion after atomic bombing over Nagasaki in 1945.
A German soldier ducks down during an explosion in Russia in 1942.
Soldiers from the Commonwealth of Nations fighting for Great Britain as prisoners of war on their way to a German compound in 1943.
An F6F Hellcat (VF-2) crash-lands on USS Enterprise's flight deck in 1943.
The Enola Gay bomber lands back on Tinian island after dropping the atom bomb on Hiroshima in 1945.
U.S. troops disembark on Tarawa island in 1943.
German soldiers watching the battle at the Eastern Front unfold at the exit of a bunker on Dec. 23, 1942.
War correspondent and novelist Ernest Hemingway during the war in 1944.
A young Russian after the liberation of Dachau concentration camp in Germany in 1945.
General Charles de Gaulle inspecting the “Free French Naval Forces” in the U.K., 1941.
German soldiers celebrate Christmas in their quarter at the Eastern Front in 1943.
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An anti-Hitler demonstration in New York in 1939.
A soldier with a machine gun in a Ukrainian town in 1943.
German anti-aircraft warfare helpers in 1943.
A pro-Hitler rally in Berlin in 1941.
Soldiers on a ship in 1942.
Aerial view of the Ford Island (C) and Ford Airbase after the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor.
Crowds gather at Champs-Élysées Avenue to celebrate the German capitulation at the end of World War II on May 8, 1945.
Hitler inspecting a group of SA (Sturmabteilung) members in Germany in 1939. SA was the paramilitary wing of the Nazi party.
People take shelter in the Piccadilly Circus underground tube station, London in 1940.
German soldiers search Jews for weapons in September 1939.
Allied war ships and planes at Tokyo Bay in Japan in 1945.
A German officer arrested by a U.S. soldier in September 1944.
German prisoners under guard of the 2nd Armored Division of the French general, Philippe Leclerc, in September 1944.
The U.S. warships in Okinawa during the American troop landing in Japan in 1945.
German soldiers douse a fire in 1943.
Members of the German armed force unit, Volkssturm, in 1945.
A German prisoner at the end of the war in 1945.
A group of African-American troops from the U.S. marching back to camp.
Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighter planes above the English Channel coast in 1940.
A French “Normandy” tank fording a stream in a combat area in January 1940.
Germany's dive bombers Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka on mission at the Kandalaksha front in June 1944.
The village of Saint-Lô in France which was completely destroyed by the allied bombings seen on July 14, 1944.
Horia Sima, a Romanian leader of the 'Iron Guards' organisation, leaves the organisation's headquarter after a commemoration ceremony in Bucharest in 1940. Behind Sima are representatives of the German embassy.
German soldiers on a village road in Russia in 1943.
German prisoners of war in 1942.
A U.S. soldier with a hand grenade during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942.
German submarine on mission in the Atlantic Ocean in 1941.
Victory parade of the Wehrmacht in Warsaw in 1939.
A long-distance reconnaissance and fighter plane Focke-Wulf FW 200 over the Atlantic in August 1943.
A German tank and infantry entering a Soviet village in January 1944.
A German soldier in a camouflage outfit at the eastern front in 1942.
Children take a nap in a day care center in Germany in 1939.
A view of Battle of Okinawa in 1945.
A view of the armaments factory in 1940.
Axis powers' air attack on Malta in 1942.
Motorized heavy anti-aircraft gun crossing a river in October 1941.
General view of landing crafts by Allied forces in France on June 6, 1944.
German relief troops carry their baggage on sledges in Soviet Union in February 1944.
Allied landing operation at Anzio, Italy, on Jan. 22, 1944.
General Erhard Milch speaking to German Stuka pilots in 1940.
Starved prisoners at a concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria, on May 7, 1945.
A French soldier investigates the pile of footwear belonging to victims near the crematorium at Struthof Concentration Camp near Strasbourg, Alsace, France.
A scene of devastation after the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.
American destroyer USS Shaw explodes during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
The city of Nagasaki after the atomic bombing in 1945.
Concentration camp prisoners after the liberation in May 1945.
The entrance of the Auschwitz concentration camp after the liberation in 1945.
A Jewish prisoner in conversation with a soldier.
Prisoners at the Mauthausen concentration camp.
Polish Jewish resistance women and children, captured after the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943.
Detainees of Flossenbürg concentration camp at work in a quarry, circa 1940.
The city of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb strike in 1945.
Soldiers and officers of the Volkhov and Leningrad Fronts meet after managing to open a narrow land corridor in the Siege of Leningrad.
Flag raising on Iwo Jima.
The spies hoped to convince the Nazis that their rockets were overshooting, thus convincing them to aim the rockets wrongly and miss.
But new research has shown that the rockets were so inaccurate - only striking within 18 miles of their target - that the ruse may not have had much effect.
Steve Le Comber of Queen Mary, University of London, mapped V2 strikes using ‘geographic profiling’. (Original Caption) Britain showed her might with a line up of 12 9-2 Howitzers, the biggest line up of guns seen together in this country. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
He found that the efforts of MI5 barely affected the targeting of the rockets at all.
Dr Le Comber told the Telegraph, ‘It was one of the most elegant and simple plans ever devised by the security services
'The V-2 rockets were far too fast to be shot down, so MI5 needed a new way of stopping them hitting important and built up areas.'
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'When we ran the model the cluster barely moves at all over the four week period.'
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(Pictured) An itinerant basket maker in Japan.
Customs officers and guards in Juárez, Mexico.
Loggers working in a river in New Brunswick, Canada.
The Paris Peace Conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, France.
American Red Cross nurses and doctors, on their way to Omsk, have their pictures taken on the steps of a temple in Nikko, Japan, on Sept. 11.
A memorial for the Royal Army Medical Corps made with sand and stones by non-commissioned officers and men of the corps in Tsingtau (now Qingdao), China.
Petrograd Children's Colony ride a cart in Turgoyak, Siberia, on Oct. 20.
A children's tea party in an East End street in London, England, to celebrate the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War II.
People celebrate New Year's Day in Australia.
Miners cheer as Edward, Prince of Wales, visits Insoles Limited colliery in Cymmer, Wales.
A man carries grape harvests in Burgundy, France.
Preparations underway for the opening of the Barnet Fair in England.
A street party to mark the end of World War I in the U.K.
The great march of Allied troops through Paris in celebration of the peace.
Cincinnati Reds team holds a banner after it won the 1919 World Series of Major League Baseball at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Oct. 9.
Faisal, son of Hussein of Mecca, with his delegates and advisers at the Versailles Peace Conference on Jan. 22.
The 28th U.S. President Woodrow Wilson (L) and French President Raymond Poincaré ride in a horse-drawn buggy near the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
People celebrate the opening of a railway line from Seoul to Fusan in South Korea.
Passengers and staff members observe a two-minute silence on the first anniversary of the Armistice at Paddington Station in London, England, on Nov. 11.
A tourist enjoys a camel ride in Egypt.
Soldiers decorating the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, in memory of their fallen comrades.
Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, poses in a wedding dress with her husband Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, in Luxembourg on Nov. 6.
A boy in an Uncle Sam costume watches the 2nd Division Parade from the corner of 26th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, New York, U.S.
East London residents dancing at a street party to mark the end of World War I.
A bar serving non-alcoholic milk-based cocktails at the National Dairy Show in New York City.
People enjoy a dip with the security of a rope attached to their bathing machines in Southend, England.
Winston Churchill inspects the guard of honor on his arrival in Cologne, Germany.
A nurse pours drinks for a group of children at a creche in Whitechapel, England. Their fathers had joined the Russian army to fight for the Allies and did not return. The creche enabled their mothers to work during the day and support the family.
Professor Marie Curie (R) working in the laboratory of Paris university, surrounded by her students, young physicists, and members of the U.S. task force.
Babe Ruth, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, warms up before a game at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Children playing with toy boats on the river's edge as a steamboat passes in Rising Sun, Indiana, U.S.
An aerial view of Parc des Princes, a soccer stadium, in Paris.
A horse-drawn carriage seen in snow-covered Paris in November.
A group of chauffeurs play cards on the pavement in France.
Edward, Prince of Wales arrives in Washington, U.S.
The captains of Woolwich Arsenal and Newcastle United shake hands before the start of the opening match of the soccer season on Aug. 31 in London.
Russian revolutionary leader, Vladimir Lenin, gives a speech on the first anniversary of the foundation of the Soviet armed forces, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, on May 25.
Joyous American soldiers piled into an overcrowded convertible car waving their hats following end of WWI in New Jersey, U.S.
Pilot Albert C. Read at the controls of NC-4 biplane in the U.S.
Crowd waiting to see the 28th U.S. President Woodrow Wilson during his visit to Europe for the Versailles Peace conference.
U.S. army soldiers return home from war in Washington, D.C., U.S.
Mahatma Gandhi addressing an outdoor meeting of his countrymen in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in May.
Field wiremen take part in a military parade at Red Square in Moscow.
Junior League of Saint Paul, a volunteer organization, sell flowers outside a public building in the U.S.
View of the Eiffel Tower through a doorway in Palace of Trocadero in Paris, France, in March 1919. Several years later, it was replaced by the Chaillot's Palace.
A Parisian couple at Longchamp horse races on June 8.
A man watches four ducks cross Decoursey Pike in Kenton County, Kentucky, U.S.
People board overloaded trolley cars in Washington, D.C., U.S.
Frozen Niagara Falls with people gamboling over the snow.
Royal Naval Unit take part in the River Thames peace pageant.
Runners in action during a steeplechase event at Harvard track meet in the U.S.
A Royal Navy Commander on his wedding day in the U.K. on Aug. 12.
Soldiers happily wave as they arrive from the front lines in France, on board the troopship USS Agamemnon, in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
Pablo Picasso and Olga Khokhlova in a painting studio in London, England.
View of a crowd gathered to watch R34, a British rigid airship, after its completion of the first transatlantic crossing in Mineola, New York, in July 1919.
The unveiling of a statue of the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in Manchester, England, in September.
Explosion of the traditional cart on Holy Saturday in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy.
A London motor bus going to Dorking during Whitsun holiday in England, in June.
A skating pair show off their moves in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
A soldier stands within ruins of the cloister of a cathedral in Arras, France.
German politician Friedrich Ebert addressing soldiers in Berlin, Germany.
Large piles of soldier bags are seen after troops returned from Europe at the end of World War I in New York City, New York, U.S.
Youngsters relax on the sands at Deauville, France, in September.
People play with a ball on Brighton beach, England, in September.
A parachute carrying copies of newspapers are being delivered at Eaton Park in Norwich, England, on May 12.
Brokers examining the boards on the New York Curb Exchange.
A hawker reading a prospectus for the 'Peace and Joy' victory loan scheme launched in London in June.
Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown take off from Newfoundland (part of present day Canada) on July 14, 1919, for the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic.
U.S. Army soldiers returning home from war by train in Washington, D.C, U.S.
A Cadillac touring car in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3.
Delivery of Austrian navy fleet to Venice, Italy, in August 1919
Public school members compete in a rugby match at the Old Deer Park in Richmond, England, in January.
Nicholas Horthy De Nagybánya leads the National Army into Budapest, Hungary, where he was later proclaimed regent.
Women making bunches in Japan.
Soldiers of the Red Army parade in Kharkov, Russia, before going to the battlefront.
People working in a Fabergé egg workshop in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in September.
A guard standing under the shade of palm trees at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba.
The Detroit Electric car, going from Seattle to Mount Rainier, seen on mountain road in Washington.
A woman and children view the Ohio river from a hill top on Dec. 31.
Port of Canton (present day Guangzhou) in China.
A general view of Burkburnett, Texas, U.S., on Jan. 20.
British freestyle relay swimming team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden, pose for a photo on April 8.
Arrival of Epitácio Pessoa, who served as the President of Brazil, at the Union Station in Washington, D.C., on June 21.
Six fifty officers and enlisted men of Auxiliary Remount Depot No. 326 at Camp Cody, New Mexico, U.S., pose in a symbolic head pose of 'The Devil' saddle horse ridden by Maj. Frank G. Brewer, remount commander.
A couple living in a cellar of their former home, which is in complete ruins, in Lens, France, on April 11.
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