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, according to researchers from Canada, reports the The Daily Telegraph.
The message was discovered by David and Anne Martin when they took apart a fireplace in their home in Bletchingley in Surrey 30 years ago. They found the bird's bones and with it a red container tied to one of its legs. Within the container there was a piece of paper with 27 coded messages.
It is now thought the message, which has baffled British codebreakers was wartime intelligence from a soldier in Normandy just after D-Day, indicating German tank and infantry arrangements for Bomber Command. Canadian researchers at Lakefield Heritage Research say they have decoded the message.