Listening Post! 1940

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    This version transferred using mute and neg tracks. Use combined print version for better quality - tape id: 1196.30 (see separate record).

    Titles read: "LISTENING POST!"

    M/S radio aerial on building. Various shots of BBC technicians at work at the machines which record broadcasts and messages from all over the world that are picked up by receivers at the BBC listening post. Brief shots of Empire State building, Eiffel Tower, Vatican, Madrid, street in Ankara, Government building flying Swastika in Berlin, Red Square in Moscow .

    More shots of technicians adjusting dials, transcribing and timing broadcasts. Some are recorded on cylinders. Pan across general view of Hamburg. Various shots of containers holding recordings of broadcasts monitored at the station including C/Us of containers labelled 'Hitler Speech continued' and 'Lord Haw Haw'. M/S girl typing. M/S of BBC radio bulletin sub-editor at work in his office with his secretary. M/S editor sitting at work checking each news item received by telephone. M/S two radio aerials in building.

    Note: for search purposes - BBC and British Broadcasting Corporation.

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    Cataloguer:
    Sarah
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    41320
    Sort Number:
    PT 510
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:38:00 / 01:47:32:00
    Canister:
    PT 510
    Film ID:
    1196.26
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1940
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