The Making of the BBC Sound Archives

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The Making of the BBC Sound Archives

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A Blattnerphone recording machine used tape made of thin steel.

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A Blattnerphone, the earliest type of recording equipment installed by the BBC. One of these machines was later used to record Neville Chamberlain's declaration of war in 1939.

TAKEN

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1935

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Ludwig Koch.

Ludwig Koch and the Music of Nature

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How a boyhood hobby led to pioneering recordings of the natural world.

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The Making of the BBC Sound Archives

Creating, making and archiving sounds in the 1930s and 40s.

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