red phone

red phone

Global village
Hot Line, Moscow-Washington hotline, red telephone. A communication system between Washington DC and Moscow, which was established after an agreement in 1963 with the signing of the “Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Establishment of a Direct Communications Line” by US and USSR representatives. The need for such a system was underscored during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962, during which time it took the US 12 hours to decode Khrushchev’s settlement offer.

Medspeak-UK
A phone in A&E (casualty) departments in the UK, which is used for call-ins from the ambulance service indicating that it is bringing in a patient with serious illness or injuries.
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"In Alford we used to have a couple of the old red phone boxes located around the village and the outlying areas - a lot of people contacted me when they were removed even though they hadn't been connected for years."
One of the focal points of the village is a refurbished former BT red phone box, across from Croft House, which has been turned into a mini exhibition space.
His agent even feeds coins into the village's red phone box to describe the Northern Lights to Happer back in Houston.
A model dances in the world's smallest disco, which has been created in an iconic red phone box in Kingsbridge, Devon, to celebrate the adoption of the UK's 5000th BT kiosk.
The star released an excited video ahead of the big event on her Instagram page, telling fans "I am one step closer to meeting you at the Liverpool Comic Con" as she posed next to a red phone box.
There was bottled milk with silver tops, and red phone boxes, corner shops.
Today the site is marked by a granite memorial and walking trail and is home to the 'world's smallest visitor centre' in a red phone box.
But 'iconic heritage listed red phone boxes' will not be affected, it said.
RESIDENTS of a Rhondda village say they have lost a "part of its history" after the removal of a historic red phone box.
Simply tap the camera to join.When you're ready to leave the video chat, tap the red phone icon at the bottom.
It's still the most expensive red phone you can get right now starting Rs 58,490.
POP band OMD are celebrating after a red phone box made famous in one of their hits has been saved from the scrapheap.