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"Big Ben" was the World War II code name for the British project to reconstruct and evaluate captured German missiles such as the V-2 rocket.[1] On July 31, 1944, after the UK agreed to exchange Supermarine Spitfires for the wreckage of a V-2 in Sweden during World War II, experts at Farnborough began an attempt to reconstruct the missile.[2] Also in late July, 1944, Operation Most III recovered V-2 wreckage in Poland that had been obtained by the Home Army.

See also


  1. ^ McGovern, James (1964). Crossbow and Overcast. New York: W. Morrow. p. 74. 
  2. ^ Collier, Basil (1976) [1964]. The Battle of the V-Weapons, 1944-1945. Yorkshire: The Emfield Press. ISBN 0 7057 0070 4. 


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