PS: I'm not clear how telegraph transmissions leaked in this way, however. I thought they were mostly sent over physical wires.
Apart from this idea, however, it's a very ordinary read.
Story summary.Thousands of years in future, earth is no longer habitable & only archeology possible is via remote controlled robots. But a radioarcheologist has discovered the WWII era Japan in vivid detail from the leaked emissions of that long gone era...
Fact sheet.First published: Analog, June 2013.
Related: Stories of David D Levine.