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Pigeon's war secret revealed

A coded message from World War Two found attached to the remnants of a carrier pigeon in a chimney, reveals information about German tank operations dispatched by a British soldier, claim Canadian researchers.

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'Disappointing we can't read message brought back by pigeon'

Although it is disappointing that we cannot yet read the message brought back by a brave carrier pigeon, it is a tribute to the skills of the wartime code-makers that, despite working under severe pressure, they devised a code that was indecipherable both then and now.

– UK intelligence agency GCHQ spokesman

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