Britain from the Air 1939
Pattreiouex (Senior Service) Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Britain from the Air 1939 Britain from the Air 1939 M48 - The pictures in this set may be black and white, but they are simply stunning and full of detail. They include popular tourist spots and important buildings which look even more impressive when seen from the skies. Included are Blackpool with its famous tower and people on the beach who are as small as ants, the tennis courts at Wimbledon, Beachy Head, Chesil Bank, Regatta Island at Henley, Warwick Castle, Torquay, Salisbury Cathedral, Nottingham city centre, Southend on Sea with several sailing boats in shot, a dramatic view of Brunel’s bridge over the Avon Gorge which is casting a shadow, the Royal Albert Hall, Walmer Castle, Buckingham Palace, Holyrood Palace, the fishing village of Mousehole, Tower Bridge, Conway Castle a view of the old Wembley Stadium taken in 1937 during the Festival of Youth and an infra-red photograph of the Isle of Wight as you have never seen it before. There is also plenty of interesting information on the card backs, but card number 5 picturing the Watford By-Pass is particularly prophetic showing us the junction and explaining how this “shows how the familiar roundabout looks to the airman” – as we now know it was not long before airmen began using these roads and landmarks for navigation during the 2nd World War. A lovely set with cards size 77 x 52mm
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Britain from the Air 1939

Issuer: Pattreiouex (Senior Service) Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: The pictures in this set may be black and white, but they are simply stunning and full of detail. They include popular tourist spots and important buildings which look even more impressive when seen from the skies. Included are Blackpool with its famous tower and people on the beach who are as small as ants, the tennis courts at Wimbledon, Beachy Head, Chesil Bank, Regatta Island at Henley, Warwick Castle, Torquay, Salisbury Cathedral, Nottingham city centre, Southend on Sea with several sailing boats in shot, a dramatic view of Brunel’s bridge over the Avon Gorge which is casting a shadow, the Royal Albert Hall, Walmer Castle, Buckingham Palace, Holyrood Palace, the fishing village of Mousehole, Tower Bridge, Conway Castle a view of the old Wembley Stadium taken in 1937 during the Festival of Youth and an infra-red photograph of the Isle of Wight as you have never seen it before. There is also plenty of interesting information on the card backs, but card number 5 picturing the Watford By-Pass is particularly prophetic showing us the junction and explaining how this “shows how the familiar roundabout looks to the airman” – as we now know it was not long before airmen began using these roads and landmarks for navigation during the 2nd World War. A lovely set with cards size 77 x 52mm Number of cards in set: M48 Abbreviations used for Number In Set:
EL = Extra Large; LT = Large Trade ( size 89 x 64mm); L = Large; M = Medium; K = Miniature.

Price for complete set: Only £15.00

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