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Old 07-02-23, 08:41
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This NAA file consists of almost 1000 pages of reports concerning the suspected dark goings on at the Philips Radio and Lamp factory in Australia during WW2.

Police were tapping phone lines , houses were raided.

Dutch nationals were interrogated. This intriguing cloak and dagger saga could be a TV series in the maklng.

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear....aspx?B=447584
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Old 08-02-23, 02:25
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https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=7189003

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Old 08-02-23, 08:54
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What were they suspicious of? The mother company Philips in the Netherlands being under German control after 10 May 1940?
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Old 08-02-23, 09:57
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The police suspected the Philips factory , Australia , was employing Dutch nationals who were German sympathisers . Some Philips workers claimed the factory output was hampered by poor management , slowing down wartime essential production ,the finger was pointed at the top brass in the factory who were Dutch . It's all rather silly stuff. Probably, it was a personality clash , boss versus lower ranked staff.

The police conducted surveillance of the factory and actually raided homes of employees.

You can read the tapped phone call transcripts in the file.

Interestingly, the file refers to Philips making transmitters for the US army in Australia.
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