Originally posted on Heritage Calling:
Have you seen an air photograph of where you live? Perhaps you’ve got used to the view by using a website like Google Earth. These days it’s easy to get an aerial perspective on the world, but this has happened only recently. Our lavishly illustrated new book, Aerofilms: A History of Britain from Above, tells the story of how the entrepreneurs of Aerofilms Ltd turned aerial photography from a military specialism of the First World War into a commercial enterprise that would capture Britain from the air in hundreds of thousands of unique snapshots.
The men and women of Aerofilms were running a business, but they created an archive that today throws light on the transformation of our built environment. This remarkable collection of aerial photographs spanning the years from 1919 to…
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