Private Glanville's Radio

  • Exhibition time
  • Exhibition location
    Located on the Ground Level

2.30 pm

Free. Second World War Galleries.

Captured on Crete and sent to work in a factory as a prisoner of the Germans during the Second World War, Private Reginald Glanville used his electrical expertise to construct a short-wave radio. Join a curator from the Military Heraldry and Technology team to hear about Glanville's ingenuity in captivity, and the impact his radio had upon his fellow prisoners.

Made mainly from parts taken from German Kleinemfanger radios repaired by VX4688 Private R Glanville, of 2/7 Battalion, while he was assigned as a prisoner of war to work in a Silesian sugar beet factory.