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27 Mar 2013

Britain From Above Book – We Need You

Help us choose the best images for our new book on the history of the Aerofilms Collection

Work is currently underway on a new book showcasing the best images from ‘Britain from Above’.

We want you to add your favourite pics to a new ‘Britain From Above Book group on the Britain from Above website, so that you can play a part in putting the book together. Just add your images, give us some information on the places featured in them, and tell us why you think that they should make the final cut.

Aerofilms represents the only major source of aerial photography of Britain in the first half of the twentieth century – unrivalled in breadth and depth. The book will follow the history of the Collection up to and just beyond the Second World War, telling the fascinating story of the eccentric group of entrepreneurs, adventurers and aviation enthusiasts behind the company, who married the still fledgling technology of flight to the discipline of photography.

This group of showmen and pioneering stalwarts manufactured and sold a potent sense of place and identity to the British people. They were ‘Mad Men’ of the air, their photographs building a picture of ‘Brand Britain’ that still resonates today.

The book is scheduled for release in February 2014 – to coincide with a major ‘Britain from Above’ exhibition programme running across the UK – and is a joint publication between English Heritage and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) and Wales (RCAHMW).

Your knowledge, enthusiasm and insight helps to bring ‘Britain from Above’ to life – so start adding your images today.

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