Radio Wars – How the Allies Hijacked the Nazi Airwaves (LISTEN)

Not all the action in World War Two happened on the battlefield. The U.S. Army Signal Corps took the fight against the Axis to the airwaves. (Image source: WikiCommons)

Not all the action in World War Two happened on the battlefield. The U.S. Army Signal Corps took the fight against the Axis to the airwaves. (Image source: WikiCommons)

“A veteran of the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps explains how high-powered transmitters beamed subversive signals directly into the Third Reich”

DID YOU KNOW that during World War Two, Allied propaganda broadcasters could bounce radio signals off the Earth’s ionosphere directly into Germany from up to 3,000 miles away? Neither did we until we listened to this recent interview provided by our friends at AudioBurst.com. In it, Houghton Sawyer, a veteran of the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps explains how high-powered antennas and a technique known as ‘skywave propagation‘ allowed the military to beam subversive signals right into the heart of the Third Reich. In fact, the transmissions could even cut in on official Nazi radio broadcasts… often without the Germans even realizing what was happening. Hear the story for yourself in this fascinating personal account:

(Originally published in MilitaryHistoryNow.com on Dec. 1, 2015)

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