Gavelly Hill, historical aerial view

Gavelly Hill, historical aerial view

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This image is part of the feature Britain From the Air 1940s v today

Credit: GETMAPPING PLC/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gravelly Hill, Birmingham, UK. Historical aerial photographic mosaic taken between 1939 and 1952. This image shows the area prior to the development of the M6/A38 interchange known as the Gravelly Hill Interchange or 'spaghetti junction'. A rail line bisects the image from right to left and the Tame Valley Canal runs bottom right to top left. This image was composed of photographs taken by Hitler's Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force. See image C017/0657 for the same aerial photograph taken in 2004.

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