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A letter sent whilst on holiday in Gloucestershire, 19700701

Reference Code: GBR/1849/FP/272/1/iii

Scope and Contents

Peck has visited Hidcote Manor in Gloucestershire. He writes that Constance Babington Smith, the war-time aerial photographer, is to dine in Hall. Babington Smith had moved to Cambridge by this time.


  • Creation: 19700701


Biographical / Historical

Constance Babington Smith (b. 1912) was a journalist who carried out aerial intelligence work in World War Two. Her interpretation of aerial reconnaisance photographs led to the identification of a key German airbase where V1 flying bomb facilities were located. She went on to write a book about her experiences called 'Evidence in Camera' and was awarded the MBE in 1945. When she moved to Cambridge she converted to the Greek Orthodox faith.

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