Aerial Reconnaissance & the First World War
An exhibition at Dimbola Museum and Galleries,
Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay,
Isle of Wight, England, PO40 9QE
11TH JANUARY - 25TH FEBRUARY
World War One saw photo-reconnaissance come of age. For the first time photographs were taken from immediately above the field of battle and behind enemy lines, giving commanders in the field a unique and accurate picture of terrain and enemy dispositions as they planned their operations.
This exhibition includes examples of cameras and original photographs and maps showing how they were used by soldiers planning their activities. Most have been loaned by descendents currently resident on the Isle of Wight.
Exhibition Talk - Thursday 13th February, 6pm
John Evans will be providing a fascinating insight into this historically-significant technology and the way in which it was used during the First World War. The talk will be followed by a reception and the opportunity to see the exhibition with hot and cold drinks available from a fully-licensed cash bar. Tickets are £4 and are available from Dimbola or by calling 01983 756814.