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Radio operator on board a ship, 1940s.

Radio operator on board a ship, 1940s.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Painting of the radio operator's room on a ship in rough weather, with the operator busy transmitting a mesage in morse code. The inquiries held on both sides of the Atlantic into the disaster which befell the Titanic in 1912, stipulated the requirement for a 24 hour watch to be maintained by wireles operators on all ships while at sea.

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