Doodlebug Summer

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season

As Hitler faced certain defeat, he turned to his V weapons and launched them in a bloody campaign against Britain. This series tells the story of the havoc caused by the V1 "doodlebugs" and the V2 rockets and of the thousands of deaths that undermined the morale of a war-weary civilian population.

Doodlebug Summer is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on February 4, 2012.

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A Close-Run Thing
6. A Close-Run Thing
February 4, 2012
After D-Day, the Allies race to capture the V1 and V2 launch sites - and in Northern France we talk to those Frenchmen forced to work for the Nazis, building ramps and constructing rockets, and discover the site of Hitler's V3 supergun that was aimed on London.
Flying Gas Mains
5. Flying Gas Mains
February 4, 2012
fdThere was no defence against the V2 rocket, Hitler's second Vengeance weapon. It killed 3,000 people in London and the South of England in six months. And the V1 'doodlebugs' were now being slung under bombers and launched in mid-air. Life in Doodlebug Alley is grimmer than ever
Breaking Point
4. Breaking Point
February 4, 2012
The V1 'doodlebugs' kill 452 people in a single week - and, as the defenses protecting London are strengthened, more and more flying bombs fall on the towns and villages of Southern England - as far west as Dorset. In Kent, thousands take to living in the caves near Chiselhurst.
Upstairs, Downstairs
3. Upstairs, Downstairs
February 4, 2012
A new fighter aircraft challenges the V1 doodlebug in the skies above the South of England - and Tempest ace Wing Commander 'Bee' Beamont remembers his first hair-raising encounters with the pilotless aircraft. On the ground, the Wilkinson family from Croydon re-live the events recorded in their day-to-day diary.
Like a Thunderclap
2. Like a Thunderclap
February 4, 2012
Hitler's V1 flying bombs killed nearly 6,000 people in London and the South of England. The anti-aircraft guns were initially ineffective against them. We hear from the men and women who fought the V1s from the ground, learn what they did off-duty - and see the impact of a V1 that killed 121 people in a chapel one Sunday morning.
1. Vengeance
February 4, 2012
The creation of the VI flying bombs in Peenemunde, and the RAF's battle to delay their launch until after D Day. Eye witness accounts from the RAF pilots who bombed Peenemunde and from German scientists who felt the weight of the assault.
Where to Watch Doodlebug Summer
Doodlebug Summer is available for streaming on the Ammo Content website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Doodlebug Summer on demand at and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 4, 2012