WWII US Army EE-8 Field Phone -
Communications in the battlefield are very critical. WWII witnessed several improvements in the
field of electronics.
The item featured here is an EE-8 field phone. As issued to the US armed forces during WWII. Complete
with the heavy duty canvis issued carrying case. A single snap secures the lid of the case in the closed
Field phones were a key part in any battlefield. From amphibious invasions to land operations. This
phone kept communications in place. Orders from the rear could be communicated to the front. Status
of operations could be relayed back to commanding officers. A larger version of a field phone was the
TP-9 model .
The side of the case has an opening to provide access to the crank mechanism. Spining the
crack causes the phone in the other side to ring.
The side of the handset has a toggle switch. moving it in one direction allowed the soldier to
speak. Letting it go back to resting position placed the phone in the listen mode.
Multiple phones could be connected together using a
field operator switchboard . This was a
critical piece of equipment during operations such as D-Day, when a beachhead has been established
and troops are attempting to push in-land in multiple fronts.
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One disadvantage of the EE-8 phone was that it needed to be connected by wires to operate. Enemy soldiers
could disrupt communications between commanders and the front simply by slicing the wires.
The job of laying or repairing communication wire was very dangerous due to sniper fire.
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