24 May 2009

Voice of Neptune


From New York Times on this day in 1936:

 A TALKATIVE 'QUEEN'; Liner 'Mary' Can Chat Around the World -- Scrambled Words Foil Eavesdroppers

THIS week a new voice of Neptune will speak to the ends of the earth from the Atlantic. To the public she will be known as "the Queen Mary"; to the radio man, ashore and afloat, merely by the ethereal cognomen GBTT, for that is the wireless call of the new queen of the sea.

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