David Hurn began his career as a self-taught freelance photographer and gained an early reputation with his reportage of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. Hurn eventually turned away from coverage of current affairs, preferring to take a more personal approach to photography. Pictured here, the RAF Fylingdales loom over the Yorkshire landscape. Monuments to the Cold War, each dome contains a – still operational – 84ft radar dish which, between 1964 and 1992, watched the skies constantly for incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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