Aerial photos develop into snapshot of history along British coast

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A rich legacy of archaeological treasures hidden on a stretch of coastline has been uncovered by a painstaking survey of aerial photographs dating back to the 1940s.

The haul of discoveries include many unrecorded ruins, shipwrecks and wartime defences on the coast between the Scottish border and Whitby in North Yorkshire.

They were all found during an English Heritage survey that examined more than 20,000 aerial photographs. Most of the newly recorded sites relate to the First and Second World Wars, but the study also uncovered evidence stretching back to prehistory...

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