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From: Fred Bloggs
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Subject: Re: Alan Blumlein site
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 14:44:06 GMT
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John Woodgate wrote:
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Fred Bloggs
> wrote (in <3D848658.email@example.com>) about 'Alan Blumlein site', on
> Sun, 15 Sep 2002:
> >Tony Williams wrote:
> >> Like many wartime scientists
> >> (in all countries) his work (and his genius)
> >> were kept under wraps.
> >And some of it has been permanently lost. On last reading, there is
> >still no public record of how the Germans produced an incredibly narrow
> >radio beam to guide their night time bomber raids directly over targets
> >in England.
> That's surprising; many of the antennas were captured. I note that you
> say 'public record'. It's not easy to understand why that information
> should still be classified.
It is well-known, and publicized by the agencies of responsibility
within the governments of the former Allies, that certain special
"legacy collections" of captured Axis power war documentation exist and
contain portions which remain classified to this day. This has gone much
further in legal and historical investigations into war crimes and
corporate abuse of slave labor in that the existence of the
documentation has been confirmed but it will not be released for various
My reading of Ridenour is that there /was/ no complete scientific
understanding of the working details of at least some of the radio
navigation aids used by the Germans. This would imply no public record
of technical detail sufficient for the system designer, versus a
worthless academic overview.
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