Radio’s Rise During World War I – Bearings

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No longer did physical lines — susceptible to sabotage or destruction by foreign enemies — have to be laid on the bottom of the ocean. The “chains of the sea” were broken. Ships could openly communicate with each other. Because radio waves could be intercepted by any enemy, cryptography (“to get the ship confused”) soon followed and Marconi’s invention of radio telegraphy had turned into a weapon of war.

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