The site of Eperlecques was chosen to build the 1st completely autonomous V2 rockets launch site.
The V2 was designed at the experimental station of the German army at Peenemünde thanks to the German engineer Wernher Von Braun. Then the V2 was mass-produced in factories.
The letter "V", used usually in the sense of "Versuch" (prototype) means here Vergeltung, that is to say "reprisals".
Indeed, V2 was launched in answer to allies bombings.
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