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Due to the present focus on V.E. Day, these items may be of interest:  

The Phoney War traces the role of the BBC at the start of WWII and the interaction between the BBC and the Government.  The programme mentions the move of some BBC staff to Wood Norton and includes and interesting clip of the BBC’s DE, Harold Bishop, talking about the Government’s concerns that the Luftwaffe could use the BBC’s transmitters for radio navigation purposes. (Thanks to Russ Inman for drawing this to my attention.)

There is more information on the BBC's History of the BBC, but if you are interested in down-to-earth stories and amusing anecdotes relating to BBC Engineering I recommend Wood Norton during the Second World War on this website.

Martin Ellen

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