Covert shortwave transmitters smuggled into trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ed, who writes:

I ran across this fascinating historical article about how the Associated Press and the New York Daily News each smuggled a covert shortwave radio transmitter into the 1935 courtroom trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, who was charged with kidnapping and murdering the young son of Charles Lindbergh.

http://www.rfcafe.com/references/short-wave-craft/short-waves-hauptmann-trial-short-wave-craft-june-1935.htm

Neither news organization knew of the other’s covert transmitter, and crossed signals led to erroneous news of the verdict being reported.

Wow! What a fascinating bit of history, Ed! I bet those briefcase transmitters were heavy!

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3 thoughts on “Covert shortwave transmitters smuggled into trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann

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  2. Jerry V Di Trolio

    I just read this article about covert Shortwave radio in a sachel case in1935,at Bruno Richard Haptmann trail, fascinating!,I knew during the WW2,There werer radio transmitters in schel cases that the OSS were employing,radio monitoring,and two communications between our allies,to plan a stradigy to win the war!

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