Title:                      Overview

Author:                 George W. Goddard

Goddard, Brig. Gen. George W. (1969) with DeWitt S. Copp. Overview: A Life-Long Adventure in Aerial Photography. Garden City, New York: Doubleday

LCCN:    75078732

TR140.G6 A3


Date Updated:  April 29, 2016

This is a review by the Defense Intelligence School.[1]

Personal account of the development of aerial photography for military purposes from the 1920s through the 1940s by the pioneer of long-range high altitude photography and the developer of the strip camera. As engaging as it is informative—but, unfortunately does not provide a satisfactory discussion of the intelligence application of Goddard’s technology.

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[2]

A history of aerial photography from 1917 through the Cuban missile crisis, Descriptions of the cameras, the film, and other features that made a significant contribution to intelligence gathering. Goddard is the father of aerial photography in the Army and later in the Air Force.

[1] Defense Intelligence School (1981). Bibliography of Intelligence Literature: A Critical And Annotated Bibliography of Open-Source Literature (7th ed, rev.). Washington, D.C. : Defense Intelligence School, p. 28

[2] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p.


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