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About the 'British Home Front Radio Service'

British Home Front Radio does not aim to reflect any single radio service that could have been heard during the Second World War in Great Britain but aims to provide historical sound bytes from content from any radio stations that could have been tuned into at that period in time. Most radio broadcasts were transmitted using amplitude modulation onto a radio frequency carrier on the medium, long or shortwave lengths, it was possible from Great Britain to tune into many stations all over Europe. To day most radio stations broadcast on very high frequencies (VHF) using frequency modulation (FM) which provides much higher audio quality and inherent interference rejection but with this comes the limitation of range because VHF Radio waves usually do not travel far beyond the visual horizon, so reception distances for FM stations are typically limited to 30–40 miles (48–64 km)

Early uses were found for radio broadcasting primarily by government propaganda during the lead up to, and during the Second World War by both the Allies and the Axis forces. Today the medium is still used by the BBC World Service, the world's largest international broadcaster, which broadcasts radio news, speech and discussions in more than 40 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms.

Where possible, it is our aim to either provide original recordings when available of original transmitted material be it propaganda from Germany or Japan. When such recordings are not available but transcripts of lost broadcast news items are, we will endeavor to re-record these in as an authentic manor as possible to provide an immersive listening experience that provides the music and sounds that were available during WWII in Great Britain.


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