Let’s go fly a kite – and put a camera on it, too…

The Chinese are supposed to have invented kites. But a Russian aviator turned them into crucial implements of reconnaissance during the First World War – and created a camera which could take pictures from them. Captain Sergei Ulyanin, who died in 1921, is one of the more important and unusual people buried in Brockley Cemetery. Here MIKE GUILFOYLE tells his story.

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