The Anonymous Widower

3D Photography Is Not New

I found this fascinating article on the BBC website. It describes how 3D photography was used by the RAF in the Second World War to unlock the secrets of German missile sites.

I hope that those in the military use drones or high altitude aircraft equipped with such cameras for their reconnaissance today in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The technique might also be useful in assessing things like earthquake damage in remote areas.

May 13, 2011 - Posted by | News, World | ,


  1. Raf Medmenham is now a pleasant country house hotel on the banks of the Thames. I took the family there for afternoon tea last year. There is a little information about its role in the war.

    Comment by Jim Sheppard | May 13, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Jim. Pop in and have a drink next time you’re in the are. The parkings no problem at all. But I’m only a couple of minutes walk from Dalston Junction.

      Comment by AnonW | May 13, 2011 | Reply

  2. […] secrets of Pennemunde and the V-1. This led to Operation Crossbow itself. As I said in an earlier post is our photographic interpretation as good today? 52.245212 […]

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