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I was in the C&E Museum today (October 2002) and got a few pictures of the replica POW
receiver that I made for the Dieppe display. All of the parts were either
from my junkbox or "stolen" from the Museum (with the Curator's
I used a number of commercial parts because of what I was able to learn from POWs. They suggested that anyone who had some technical skills would often be used in a prison workshop.
This was a golden
opportunity to gather the necessary bits and pieces. The vacuum tube would
be the toughest item to get and would cost around 600 cigarettes.
The set, the earphone and the tube would be stored in different locations so that if there was a search, they would be less likely to loose all of the parts at once.
NONE of the POWs that I spoke to had actually seen the radio when
they were in the camps. There were only a VERY few people who knew where it
Information from the broadcasts would be transcribed by two "radio operators" and this information would then be distributed throughout the camp by word-of-mouth'.