U-series. BBC news as received in Egypt

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A sample recording of the BBC News, as received by the New Zealand Mobile Broadcasting Unit in Egypt on a short wave frequency of 13 meters at 1100 hours on the 2 December 1940.

Written on disc: "This is a sample of SW [shortwave] reception here. It is like this all the time."

News items:
Transylvania and Romania
Sweden rehearses air raid drill in anticipation of invasion

This item is part of a collection of recordings made by the Mobile Broadcasting Units, which travelled overseas with New Zealand forces between 1940-1945. They recorded New Zealanders' experiences of war and messages to their families and friends, which were sent back home to be played on a weekly radio programme.

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Year 1940

Reference number 10976

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcaster
New Zealand Mobile Broadcasting Unit, Broadcaster

Duration 00:02:05

Date 02 Dec 1940

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