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Operation Crossbow on German television

NCAP imagery of a secret Second World War operation is the subject of a documentary to be shown in Germany

29 July 2012

New batch of images released

A new batch of 9,000 historical aerial images of Scotland been scanned, catalogued and uploaded to the NCAP website. Areas covered include Shetland, Caithness, Stirling and Bute.

6 July 2012

New project to make 150,000 aerial images accessible

A new NCAP digitisation project will add 90,000 images to the 70,000 already available online by mid-2013.

26 April 2012

New wartime aerial photographs of Scotland accessible

Another 4,000 images of Scotland taken by RAF photographic reconnaissance units during the Second World War are now accessible online.

6 February 2012

New batch of images released

A new batch of 3,000 images has been scanned, catalogued and uploaded to the NCAP website. Countries covered include France, Germany, Norway, Denmark and Croatia.

31 January 2012

NCAP imagery used in major US documentary

PBS network to broadcast 3D Spies of WWII, the story of the Allied hunt for Hitler's V-weapons.

9 January 2012

Aerial Image Becomes Work of Art

Artist creates memorial tapestry from aerial photograph

17 November 2011

US Navy Photography Now Accessible

US intern catalogues US Navy aerial photographs of Scotland

30 August 2011

Behind the Scenes of Operation Crossbow

How the NCAP team helped bring a new BBC documentary to life.

30 June 2011

Operation Crossbow Documentary

NCAP imagery of a secret Second World War operation is the subject of a new BBC documentary

11 May 2011

View newly-discovered aerial images of the Libyan capital Tripoli in 1942

Wartime images of Tripoli have just been discovered in the vast archives of the National Collection of Aerial Photography

16 March 2011

Zoomable images now available

View online images at higher resolution with our new zoomify feature, available with a website subscription

11 November 2010

Aerial photographs showing the destruction of Freiburg now accessible online

Over 500 aerial photographs taken during a British photographic reconnaissance sortie over southern Germany, in March 1945, are now accessible online.

9 August 2010

M Section aerial photographs now accessible online

Over 3000 aerial photographs created by British photographic reconnaissance units, during their training missions over Scotland in the Second World War, are now accessible online.

3 August 2010

Kirk Sound blockships

Second World War camouflage photographs of Scotland now accessible online

View aerial photographs of camouflaged industrial and military installations in Scotland during the Second World War.

28 June 2010

NCAP images on German television

Images of war-damaged German cities feature in a ZDF documentary, part of the Deutschland von Oben series.

23 May 2010

Newly discovered images of storm-damaged Mulberry harbour

Photography from June 1944 showing the famous artificial harbour at Vierville, codenamed Mulberry A, has just been digitised.

23 December 2009

Detective work uncovers hidden secrets in the Aerial Reconnaissance Archive (TARA)

View never before seen aerial photographs of notable moments in British and world military history.

24 November 2009

Aerial photograph of Caen

View unseen images of Scotland's countryside, towns and cities in the 1940s and 1950s.

A collection of post-war aerial photographs that informed the planning and building of modern Scotland are now available to view for the first time online.

24 November 2009

Aerial photograph of Inverness

Wartime European cities now online

See unique aerial images of Europe’s major cities in the midst of the Second World War.

23 November 2009