'Historical Google Earth' project captures a changing Britain | Culture | The Guardian
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"A “historical Google Earth” featuring aerial photographs of Britain going back to 1945 has been made freely available by Cambridge University.
The vast archive captures 70 years of change across urban and rural landscapes, from the bomb-scarred postwar period to the emergence of motorways and skyscrapers.
The aerial photographs, showing Britain from the air from the 1940s up to 2009, were taken by former wartime RAF pilots at the instruction of the Cambridge archaeologist Kenneth St Joseph.
The first 1,500 photographs, covering almost every corner of the UK, were published on Friday, the first batch from an archive of almost 500,000...."