Friday, September 30, 2005

Inside Europe Monthly Quiz

Test your knowledge on international distress signals

Let’s face it: If you were lost at sea, sending out a message in a bottle probably wouldn’t save you. Fortunately, a far more reliable distress signal was introduced internationally this month back in 1906. Still in use today, the SOS signal, or "Save Our Souls", was first transmitted in 1909. But it wasn't until the Titanic sank in 1912 that laws were passed stipulating that large ships should have radio contacts. DW want to know how you send an SOS signal in morse code? You can email your answer to DW. The address is Or simply write to DW via snail mail at European Desk, Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany. Or Voice of Germany, P.O Box:5211, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021. DW has got 5 Deutsche Welle prizes to give away and DW will ll announce the winners next month.