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On the Radar: The Story of Piha’s WW2 Radar Station

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Organised by protect Piha Heritage Society

Sandra Coney talk’s about her new book On the Radar at Glen Eden Library

Glen Eden Library, 12-32 Glendale Road, Glen Eden

6-8pm, Tuesday 1 October 2013

Event is free but places limited, please book with protectpihaheritage@xtra.co.nz, or phone 09 3567074

An event in the Auckland Heritage Festival

With the secret development of radar, WW2 was the first high-tech war the world had known and radar gave the Allies the edge. Piha’s air force COL radar station was one of a coastal network that searched the skies for enemy planes, the seas for submarines, and vectored friendly aircraft coming out of the Pacific. Based on her new book, Sandra Coney tells the untold story about a city under threat and how radar protected it. It is also the story of some startling discoveries that are internationally credited with laying the foundations of the science of radio astronomy

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