The images within the National Collection of Aerial Photography can be used to identify and interpret key historical moments and to see events unfolding as they happened. Below are just a few examples of the types of images that are held in the archive and show how you can identify key features within the photographs themselves to learn about or re-examine history.
The Second World War
Normandy Landings 1944
The Holocaust: Auschwitz
Operation Clarion 1945
Colditz Prisoner of War Camp 1945
Liberation celebrations: Copenhagen 1945
The Suez Crisis 1956
This Feature was prepared by a Skills for the Future trainee.