The Importance Of The Radio In The Second World War

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Register to read the introduction… An Italian named Guglielmo Marconi in 1896 invented the radio, which helped in the connection of people and the spreading of ideas (Ackermann). : "The core armory of offensive warfare in the Second World War consisted of aircraft, tanks, and trucks. The effectiveness of these weapons in German hands depended on their use in combination, concentrated in great number at the decisive point of battle. Operational success also relied on communication. Radio played a vital role in linking tank to tank, and tank to aircraft. Good communications enhanced the flexibility of armored forces and helped to concentrate its firepower. They were essential for units that were effectively self-contained divisions, operating with their own motorized infantry- some in trucks, some in armored carries - engineers, artillery and anti-aircraft batteries" (Overy). The radio was also used in World War II to entertain troops, keep the home front informed on what was going on, and raise money for the war (Overy). The radio allowed the Allies to communicate with one another while in battle, which was revolutionary at the time and permitted the Allies to communicate strategies and dilemmas in the middle of battle, which changed warfare forever. The radio allowed for mobile communication, but the real communication system that was not mobile was the …show more content…
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