John Frederick Thomas Down NX60079, as Lance Sergeant and prisoner of war, message to his family read by a radio announcer on "Postman Calls", Radio Tokyo.

Unit Radio Tokyo
Accession Number S05891
Collection type Sound
Object type Radio broadcast
Physical description Disc 78rpm - Cardboard base
Maker NHK
Date made 23 April 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

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Description

John Frederick Thomas Down NX60079, as Lance Sergeant and prisoner of war, message to his family read by a radio announcer on "Postman Calls", Radio Tokyo. The message written by John Down was broadcast during a Japanese propaganda program and picked up on short-wave radio by B. O. South, 460 Larkin Street, San Francisco, California, USA, on 23 April 1945. The message was transferred to a magnetic wire spool and then put on to a cardboard record which was posted to Australia.

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