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Aerofilms : a history of Britain from above

Author: James Crawford, (Writer on aerial photography); Katy Whitaker; Allan Williams, (Writer on aerial photography)
Publisher: [England] : English Heritage, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1919 a group of entrepreneurs, adventurers and aviation enthusiasts set up a company called 'Aerofilms'. It was a pioneering venture, which hoped to marry the still fledgling technology of flight to the discipline of photography. What followed is a distinctively British tale of derring-do. From developing photographic plates in a hotel bathroom near the London Aerodrome at Hendon, to producing many thousands of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aerial photographs
Aerial views
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Crawford, (Writer on aerial photography); Katy Whitaker; Allan Williams, (Writer on aerial photography)
ISBN: 9781848022485 1848022484
OCLC Number: 864429132
Description: 224 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Magnificent men in their flying machines, 1919-1929 --
Wot, no Depression?: 1930-1936 --
Eyes in the sky: 1937-1945 --
Brand Britain: 1946-1953 --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: History of Britain from above
Responsibility: James Crawford, Katy Whitaker and Allan Williams.

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The Aerofilms company recorded one of the most tumultuous periods of British history. This gloriously illustrated book draws on thousands of aerial photographs to present a vivid picture of a nation  Read more...

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Aerofilms is an astonishing black-and-white history of our fair isle from above ... it captures astounding architecture, awesome natural wonders and even the brutal imprint of war. -- Emily Phillips Read more...

 
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