World War II Carrier Pigeon With Coded Message Found In England

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    from the Daily Mail article.
     
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    Wow. They even have a picture of the bird's skeletal foot holding the message. :what:

    Do you think the story is true or a hoax?
     
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    True. Too unlikely a subject to make for good hoax material - nothing to be gained by hoaxer, etc. It's a highly plausible thing to have happened as thousands of carrier pigeons were used by Britain in the war effort. The island will yield up effects of that war for many years to come.
     
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    This is interesting and very cool! I hope you keep us updated...Tx! to you, Kimster. Makes me want to sleuth pigeons haha...no really, I'm gonna do it!
     
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    It still amazes me that pigeons were trusted with these top secret missions. And this one would have probably finished his mission if not overcome with fumes. What brave birds. They must be more intelligent then most people give them credit for.

    When I was young we would go downtown and I loved to watch the pigeons walk along the sidewalk. I still think they're beautiful birds. Of course I don't have to clean up after them.

    Thanks for posting this. I'm anxious to find out what the coded message is.
     
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    That is absolutely AMAZING!
     
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    One of my favorite childhood memories was sitting on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, in front of Planters Peanuts....huge Mr Peanut fan..,,, anyway......The pigeons would sit right in your hand and eat peanuts from it. I used to love petting them, feeding them, watching their mating dance.... I still love pigeons!


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    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20456782

    Britain's top code-breakers say they are stumped by a secret code found on the leg of a dead pigeon.

    The remains of the bird were found in a chimney in Surrey with a message from World War II attached.

    Experts at the intelligence agency GCHQ have been struggling to decipher the message since they were provided with it a few weeks ago.

    They say it may be impossible to decode it without more information - some of which could come from the public.

    The message was discovered by David Martin when he was renovating the chimney of his house in Surrey.
     
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    It's a real coo as 'unbreakable' war code found on pigeon in Portland is cracked (Dorset Echo)
    the rest at the link
     
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    mysterygirl A Nancy Drew Wannabe

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