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Based upon the International Radio Alphabet, AlphaBravoCharlie is a playful anthology of short fiction structured around the twenty-six Radio Call signs, evoking the ‘romance’ of both the imagined locations and the cultural politics embedded in the call signs themselves.

In the words of that great classic ~ The Readers Digest  “you have been selected……” to contribute to a new edition of fictional work entitled “AlphaBravoCharlie.”  Based upon the International (a.k.a. NATO) Radio Alphabet, “Alpha, Bravo, Charlie” is a playful anthology of short fiction structured around the twenty-six Radio Call signs, evoking the romance of both the imagined locations and the cultural politics embedded in the call signs themselves.

Each participating author has been given a code letter as a starting point but has been requested to incorporate all twenty-six call-signs into a short narrative.

A common-name for this spelling alphabet, “NATO phonetic alphabet”, exists because it appears in Allied Tactical Publication ATP-1, Volume II: Allied Maritime Signal and Maneuvering Book used by all allied navies of NATO, which adopted a modified form of the International Code of Signals. Because the latter allows messages to be spelled via flags or morse code it naturally named the code words used to spell out messages by voice its “phonetic alphabet”. The name NATO phonetic alphabet became widespread because the signals used to facilitate the naval communications and tactics of NATO have become global.

So please enjoy a quick Tango or Foxtrot with Juliette whilst you sip a Whiskey in your Hotel!

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