Mapping the World: A History of the Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1946-1985

 
9780117015906: Mapping the World: A History of the Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1946-1985

Following WWII, the British government made an effort to thoroughly document its territories. Using modern methods of aerial photography, some 55 countries around the world were selected to receive this treatment. But this is also an account of the men who were sent out to document uncharted territories and their acts of ingenuity and heroism in the face of adversity.

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This is the history of pioneering cartographers' attempts to chart the uncharted. It is also a narrative on the acts of ingenuity and heroism with which they faced adversity.

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