Germans prepare to launch an A-4 missile from Peenemunde, Germany, during World War II.
Peenemunde Germany Date:1943 Duration:1 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Preparations for the launch of an A-4 missile in Peenemunde, Germany during World War 2. German military officers and engineers near the missile in the test area. Technicians check the missile on a launching platform. Walther Thiel (in glasses) Deputy Director of the Peenemunde facility, pulls out a document that he and another civilian discuss with several uniformed German officers. View of launch control clocks for minutes and seconds. the second hand begins to move in a countdown. (Note: Walther Thiel was killed on the night of Aug 18 , 1943, during British Air raid - Operation Hydra, the first allied air strike in the "Crossbow" operations against German special weapons and research).
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