Unidentified Sounds: Radio reporting from Copenhagen 1931-49

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Unidentified Sounds : Radio reporting from Copenhagen 1931-49. / Kreutzfeldt, Jacob.

In: Journal of Radio & Audio Media, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1, 15.04.2015, p. 3-19.

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Kreutzfeldt, J 2015, 'Unidentified Sounds: Radio reporting from Copenhagen 1931-49', Journal of Radio & Audio Media, vol. 22, no. 1, 1, pp. 3-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/19376529.2015.1015858

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Kreutzfeldt, J. (2015). Unidentified Sounds: Radio reporting from Copenhagen 1931-49. Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 22(1), 3-19. [1]. https://doi.org/10.1080/19376529.2015.1015858

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Kreutzfeldt J. Unidentified Sounds: Radio reporting from Copenhagen 1931-49. Journal of Radio & Audio Media. 2015 Apr 15;22(1):3-19. 1. https://doi.org/10.1080/19376529.2015.1015858

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Kreutzfeldt, Jacob. / Unidentified Sounds : Radio reporting from Copenhagen 1931-49. In: Journal of Radio & Audio Media. 2015 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 3-19.

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