V1 supply depots Hauts-de-France

In mid-1943, the Germans began to build logistics in northern France for their upcoming attack with V1 missiles against England.

The supply depots that were the last storage and preparation before transport to the firing bases, were often built in small villages.

Around the houses, bunkers in pre-fabricated blocks were built. That way, the entire village became part of the depot and thereby camouflaging it for the Allied bombers.

In the Hauts-de-France region 10 supply depots were built:

The first missiles arrived in early 1944 and the depots began quickly to be filled up.

Shortly after the first V1 bombs were launched against London in mid June 1944, several of the depots were bombed by the Allies. Among other, the depot in Sautricourt, Renescure and Domléger-Longvillers.

Today, the old warehouses are around the towns and are often being used by local farmers.