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Memorial

BBC Tower BBC Tower & German PoWs

Plaque: BBC Tower

Erection date: 1977

Inscription

The world's first regular high definition television service was inaugurated here by the BBC, 2 November 1936.
Greater London Council

The BBC (who else?) have a good post about their time here. Pity this plaque had no room to mention John Logie Baird.

Site: BBC Tower & German PoWs (2 memorials)

N22, South Terrace

Londonist report that in the WW2 Blitz (while BBC radio was off air) this mast was used to baffle the German bombers - "it transmitted in the right frequency range to confuse the navigators".  

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
BBC Tower

Information Subjects commemorated

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British Broadcasting Corporation

Also known as the BBC or more affectionately, the Beeb.  Founded as the Briti...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
BBC Tower

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Greater London Council

The GLC was abolished, some say, because Mrs Thatcher could not abide its lef...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
BBC Tower

Information Also at this site

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German PoWs

{Around the map of Europe:} Anglo-German Family History Society 1914 - 1919...

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