The plan to bombard London with super guns was just one example of many Nazi schemes committing inordinate resources to unproven and often impractical technologies, hoping that grandiose Wunderwaffe (“Wonder Weapons”) could save them from a strategic predicament of their own devising.
Sébastien Roblin holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the United States. He currently writes on security and military history for War Is Boring.
Image: B-24 photographed from above. Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Air Force