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Author Name:    Great Northern Telegraph Company

Title:   From Dots and Dashes to Tele and Datacommunications. 2nd edition

Publisher:    GN Great Nordic, Copenhagen, 2001, 

Seller ID:   74971

Great Northern Telegraph Company. From Dots and Dashes to Tele and Datacommunications. Copenhagen : GN Great Nordic, 2001. Second Edition. Pp. (2)[3]-60. Illustrated with sepia photos throughout. 4to, illustrated blue card covers. It was founded as The Great Northern Telegraph Company (Det Store Nordiske Telegrafselskab A/S) in Denmark in June 1869. It was set up as a merger of three recently established telegraph companies initiated by Danish industrial mogul Carl Frederik Tietgen. The aim of the firm was to create a worldwide telegraph company. Contents: 1. The Pioneering Years in the Far East, 1870-1873; 2. Expansion in Europe; 3. The Trans-Siberian Connection: the Company's Lifeline; 4. Expansion in China; 5. Cable Layers and Repair of Submarine Cables (pp25-31); 6. On the Move through Siberia and the Ghobi Desert; 7. The New Europe after the First World War; 8. The Soviet Union and the Trans-Siberian Telegraph Line; 9. A Global Telegraph Company; 10. The Station Staff; 11. Housing Conditions Abroad; 12. A Turning Point. Very good. 30.00


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