Numbers Stations

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Dear Office of Communications,

Recently I have stumbled across a term Numbers Stations, in short they were/are Short Wave transmissions containing solely numbers or Morse Code, used mainly during the 'Cold War' I find this fascinating, but information on the internet is purely speculative. Any information or directions as to where I may find more is greatly appreciated

Yours faithfully,

S M Barraclough

Information Requests, Office of Communications

Dear Mr Barraclough

Freedom of Information: Right to know request

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was received on 7 August 2013.

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