Bird's-Eye Views from 1953

Precious photographical documents on Cambodia's landmarks in the 1950s.

Aerial 1953 Seaglobe

Published: January 25th, 2021

Alastair McCready, Lead Editor at Southeast Asia Globe, has recovered rare aerial photographs of Cambodia and Vietnam taken in 1953, a few months before Cambodia's independence. Read the full story here.

The infra-red shots were taken by French Air Force pilot Francois-Xavier Moussus, and provided to the magazine by the pilot son's, Fabrice.

Francois-Xavier Moussus (1921-1985) was a pilot of the French Air Force based in Tourane (now Da-Nang, Vietnam).


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