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Title: SPIES IN THE SKY
THE SECRET BATTLE FOR AERIAL INTELLIGENCE DURING WORLD WAR II
By: Taylor Downing
Format: Paperback

List price: £14.99


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ISBN 10: 1408703629
ISBN 13: 9781408703625
Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
Pub. date: 15 September, 2011
Pages: 416
Description: * The thrilling story of the brains behind those who helped Britain win WW2
Synopsis: SPIES IN THE SKY is the thrilling, little known story of the partner organisation to the famous code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park. It is the story of the daring reconnaissance pilots who took aerial photographs over Occupied Europe during the most dangerous days of the Second World War, and of the photo interpreters who invented a completely new science to analyse those pictures. They were inventive and ingenious; they pioneered the development of 3D photography and their work provided vital Intelligence throughout the war. With a whole host of larger than life characters at its heart, from the legendary pilot Adrian 'Warby' Warburton, who went missing while on a mission, to photo interpreters Glyn Daniel, later a famous television personality, and Winston Churchill's daughter, Sarah, SPIES IN THE SKY is compelling reading, and the first full account of the story of aerial photography and the Intelligence gleaned from it in nearly fifty years.
Illustrations: Section: 16, b/w photos
Publication: UK
Imprint: Little, Brown
Prizes: Shortlisted for Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature 2012.
Returns: Returnable
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