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Bletchley Park carrier pigeon found dead 70 years after it disappeard with coded message.....

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    I saw this one on the news.A facinating tale,shame the poor bird never made it home but then again we would be missing out on the intrigue!!I hope when they decode the message it does'nt reveal some peice of information that would have ended the war 3 years earlier,that would be a sickener!

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    What a great story! I wonder how many other carrier pigeons never delivered the message

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    it made it home but not to the right.

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    Probably message will say "bring milk and sugar - SHAEF reserves are running low"
    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    This is why he hid in the chimney!!!!!
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    So this is what really happened to 'Speckled Jim'...... I knew Captain Blackadder was innocent!!





    Actually the chap found the remains back in 1982, and it took this long before anyone he informed about it to take any interest and look into it....
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I just can't wait to know what the note says!

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    Quote by sandgroper View Post
    I just can't wait to know what the note says!
    HMMMM... Time to nip down to Bletchley Park and crank up 'Colossus' one more time!
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I need to find myself one of those capsules, I've got the other British versions but that one!!!

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