[Boatanchors] Old School Technology
jfor at quikus.com
Sun Nov 4 19:27:35 EST 2012
Skeleton of carrier pigeon found in UK chimney, still attached to
mysterious WW2 message
LONDON Experts say the skeletal remains of a pigeon discovered in the
chimney of a house in southern England carried a mysterious, long-forgotten
message from World War II.
Historians at Britain's Second World War-era code breaking headquarters say
the bird was almost certainly returning from Nazi-occupied France during
the June 1944 D-Day invasion.
Bletchley Park says that a radio blackout imposed on Allied forces at the
time meant that messages about the progress of the invasion were dispatched
by pigeon across the Channel.
What the message says remains unknown. It was coded, an unusual measure
generally reserved for the most sensitive secrets.
Bletchley Park said Thursday that one of its curators is now trying to
unravel the message using World War II logbooks.
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