A favourite old tale of the checkered history that brought about the Phonetic Alphabet and Op Brevity Code… retold.

A early radio


Send three and fourpence!


An early Army signals book



N for November


The NATO Phonetic Alphabet


Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to the US Army, an Unknown cartoonist, US Mint, Matthäus Mérian, Daiju Azuma, Screenland, Elmer Eustice Bucher, Generali, Master of Jean Rolin II, Mcj1800 and the Auckland Museum.