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Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 17:40
Illegal underground WWII radios go on display
The Rotterdam Radio Museum is organizing an exhibition showing what World War II era radios and electronics were used in the Netherlands to keep contact with the Allies. The exhibition showcases illegal devices, military radios, common receivers and Morse transmitters specifically obtained for the display, the museum said. During the war, many Dutch were dissatisfied with German propaganda and Radio Oranje, a nightly Dutch-language BBC European Service broadcast, gained popularity. By the end of the war, a massive amount of radio equipment was confiscated, forcing the use of radios in secret. After the liberation of south of the Netherlands, Philips secretly built radio channel "Herrijzen Nederland" to air Dutch programs. The history of this period is discussed as part of the exhibit. The exhibition opened to the public on Sunday.