St Paul's Cathedral, historical aerial

St Paul's Cathedral, historical aerial

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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: St Paul's Cathedral, historical aerial photographic mosaic taken between 1939 and 1952. This image is composed of photographs taken by Hitler's Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force. Between 1939 - 1942 Hitler's Luftwaffe secretly photographed large areas of Great Britain and Ireland for target reconnaissance. From 1946 until 1952 the Royal Air Force began detailed aerial surveys for planning and reconstruction work following the Second World War. See image C017/0659 for the same aerial photograph taken in 2011.

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