During World War II

The radio history coincides with the history of the twentieth century and with it the field of radio telecommunications opens:
by electrical signals is passed to the electromagnetic waves.

In the early '900 the transmission of information by means of radio waves was still tied to telegraphy, but immediately the radio made him understand its enormous employment opportunities.

At first it was mainly navies to use wireless telegraphy to safeguard the security of maritime transport.

Radio broadcasts began to develop increasingly already during the First World War, but knew in the years expanded greatly, becoming a real weapon both for its ability to provide immediate information and orders branch, which as a tool information at the front and at home.

The radio was considered a novelty item right from the '900 dictatorships, which used them to manipulate consciences.

This is precisely about totalitarianism.
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In Italia, invece, il regime fascista guardava ancora con sospetto la radio, senza coglierne a fondo le potenzialità, tuttavia non si lasciò sfuggire le opportunità propagandistiche offerte dal nuovo mezzo e promosse la costituzione di un'ente, l'EIAR (Ente Italiano Audizioni Radiofoniche, 1928), in sostituzione dell'URI, prendendone il controllo.

The radio reached the maximum spread only in 1936, thanks to Radio Balilla and the contribution of the National Fascist Party, which favored the purchase of equipment for the regime's organizations and schools.

it was during the Second World War in the '40s that radio became the protagonist, in support of the armies, but also comfort and hope of multitudes of people involved in tragic events.

During the entire conflict there was a second parallel war and inadvertent, but equally important, which involved thousands of men and women in the coded broadcast, in the interception and decryption of friends and enemies messages.

 The radio was and still is one of the most powerful means for the leadership of the people.

The development of this means of communication has overcome in a short time the telephone, the telegraph, the car and the plane and became, as it were, the average man's technique.


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