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    Carrier pigeon's skeleton sparks WWII code mystery


    A quarter of a million pigeons were used on on active service during the War, flying messages in little canisters strapped to their legs across enemy lines.

    But one pigeon never made it home………………………… Surrey resident David Martin found the bird's bones in his chimney with the red capsule with a was the secret message

    The 70-year-old message was written by a Sergeant W Stott and is in code - which points to one destination.
    Only about a dozen pigeons were based at the top secret Bletchley Park where Britain's brightest code breakers lived and worked.
    But modern day code breakers from the Government Communications Headquarters are on the case.

    If they can crack it, there is hope that the leg and the canister may at least shed light on a fragment of wartime history.

    “Attack with aggression, but always have a plan of retreat”

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