Ordnance Survey Air Photo Mosaics, 1944-1950

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These air photo mosaics provide detailed information on the landscape of England, Scotland and Wales in the 1940s. They cover 20% of the British landscape at 1:10,560 scale, and 16 towns/cities in England and Wales at 1:1,250 scale. For Ordnance Survey, they were a temporary way of providing some landscape coverage at the end of the Second World War, before up-to-date regular mapping could be created.

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