Bird's eye view from the early 20th century

Brighton's West Pier 1927
Brighton's Palace Pier in all its glory in April 1927 Photo: English Heritage/PA Wire

Thousands of rare aerial photographs of some of Britain's most recognisable landmarks have been made available to view online following a 'painstaking' conservation process. Giving an insight into the country during the first half of the 20th century, many of the pictures were taken by veterans of the First World War, who experts say had 'specialist skills' for capturing images from the air. The full collection can be seen on the English Heritage website by clicking here.

Windsor Castle 1928
Windsor Castle in the Royal County of Berkshire. 1928 Credit: English Heritage/PA Wire
Queen Mary 1936
Crowds flock the quayside for the launch of the Queen Mary in 1936 Credit: English Heritage/PA Wire