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September 1945 Radio-Craft

September 1945 Radio-Craft

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Craft, published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

It wasn't all that long ago that deadlines for magazine printing cycles were measured in months - unlike today where electronics on-demand printing has cut lead times to weeks and even days. Accordingly, this National Schools advertisement pitching "after the war" training in electronics servicing that appeared in the September 1945 edition of Radio−Craft magazine was likely designed and submitted two or three months ahead of the publication month (e.g., in June or July). How could they be so sure that their scarce advertising dollars wouldn't be wasted? Simple. By that time, the entire country seemed to have a sense that World War II would come to an end soon since Hitler's, Mussolini's, Tojo's, and other Axis Powers' forces were under severe stress and suffering profound defeats in every theater. Surrender was deemed imminent. It was as if word had leaked earlier in the year that Little Boy and Fat Man were under construction and about to deliver the debilitating and psychologically devastating blow that would finally end the saga. It turns out they were correct.

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Posted June 22, 2022
(updated from original post on 8/29/2014)

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