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Landrethun-le-Nord

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Hidden underground in the Northern french hamlet of Landrethun-le-Nord lurked a very grim threat intended to aim directly into the heart of the British capital. A subterranean bunker with a series of tunnels that connected to five shafts that inclined upwards, this secret complex was to be the placeholder for 25 new, experimental weapons that would all be pointing straight at London.

The V3 was a massive super gun, designed to be capable of firing explosive projectiles at the rate of 600 rounds per hour. The V3, codenamed Hochdruckpumpe (High Pressure Pump) was developed by Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production Albert Speer, and regardless of its prototype status, absolutely delighted Hitler. Giving the weapon's development and employment his full support despite the absence of any firing trials, the Führer also had to consider the type of operating base such a weapon would need to be consistently fired for any amount of time.

Underneath a chalk hill in France lies what Hitler had hoped would bring about the end of London.

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Landrethun-le-Nord
Nord-Pas-de-Calais
France

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