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Skeleton of hero World War II carrier pigeon found in chimney
Mail Online ^ | 1 November 2012 | David Wilkes

Posted on 11/03/2012 8:17:50 AM PDT by Outraged Infidel

He had survived the perilous flight back from Nazi-occupied territory hundreds of miles away. Exhausted, the British ‘spy’ pigeon swooped down on a chimney in Surrey for a rest. And there, sadly, he fell off his perch. Perhaps overcome by fumes from the fire below, he died – with a vital coded message in a tiny capsule still strapped to his leg.

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TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: carrierpigeon; nazi; workingdogs; wwii

1 posted on 11/03/2012 8:17:53 AM PDT by Outraged Infidel
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To: Outraged Infidel

Drink more Ovaltine?


2 posted on 11/03/2012 8:19:54 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Outraged Infidel

Enquiring minds want to know - what did the message say?


3 posted on 11/03/2012 8:21:17 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

“SEND MORE CHUCK BERRY”

;)


4 posted on 11/03/2012 8:23:03 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Outraged Infidel

“JAPS PLAN TO ATTACK PEARL HARBOR APPROX. DEC 7”


5 posted on 11/03/2012 8:26:48 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: nevergore

Colonel Flagg says:

“Mares eat oats, and
Does eat oats and
I’ll be home for Christmas”


6 posted on 11/03/2012 8:27:33 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Outraged Infidel

great story!


7 posted on 11/03/2012 8:27:54 AM PDT by free-n-TX
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To: F15Eagle

More bangers and mash with a bit o Tea.....


8 posted on 11/03/2012 8:29:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: F15Eagle

Colonel Flagg: “Hey, up close you’re a guy!”

Klinger: “Far away too.”


9 posted on 11/03/2012 8:38:23 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Outraged Infidel

“TESTING REPORTS TOO MANY OF THESE PIGEONS BEING LOST DOWN CHIMNEYS.”


10 posted on 11/03/2012 8:44:11 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Gaffer

The message said, “70 years from now, tell the children and grandchildren of your American cousins to vote for Mitt Romney!”

And then the message went on to say, “Hitler is the current threat to freedom.....70 years from now, a Kenyan named Obama is another threat to freedom!”


11 posted on 11/03/2012 8:45:18 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (.Remember on Tuesday!)
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To: headstamp 2
Best M*A*S*H character, ever


12 posted on 11/03/2012 8:45:34 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Positively Nostradamical!!!!!!


13 posted on 11/03/2012 8:48:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Outraged Infidel
Its a Trap!!!

Damn Nazi-chimney....

14 posted on 11/03/2012 8:51:59 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: Outraged Infidel
Evidently, this will bring out the best of FReepers’ sarcasm.
15 posted on 11/03/2012 8:57:10 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: F15Eagle

Great character and some fabulous lines. “You think you’re smart Friedman. Well you’re dumb, very dumb. And you’ve met your match.”


16 posted on 11/03/2012 9:02:30 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: F15Eagle
"SEND MORE CHUCK BERRY"


17 posted on 11/03/2012 9:06:02 AM PDT by Scoutmaster
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To: Outraged Infidel

This poor patriotic pigeon gave his all for his country and you guy’s make jokes. I’m incensed I tell you!! Incensed!!!!


18 posted on 11/03/2012 9:12:13 AM PDT by Ben Mugged ("Life's tough..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne)
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To: Outraged Infidel

Wow.... Great story...

It will be interesting to see how long it takes moderm encryption to break the code...


19 posted on 11/03/2012 9:39:30 AM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: Gaffer

Kilroy was here with best bent wire


20 posted on 11/03/2012 9:41:43 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Outraged Infidel

This is fascinating. I hope they post what the message meant somewhere.

Poor little birdy.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 9:46:55 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Outraged Infidel
vital coded message in a tiny capsule still strapped to his leg.

It said: 'Obama is a MARXIST who should not be RE-ELECTED in 2012. Vote Romney/Ryan.'

22 posted on 11/03/2012 10:02:19 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Popman

10 minutes at the most...........


23 posted on 11/03/2012 10:03:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: immadashell
Go read the DM comments. They're relatively ho-hum.

I do admit that I had to look up the "Send three and fourpence. We are going to a dance." 'decryption' after I saw it posted the second time.

24 posted on 11/03/2012 10:05:03 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Gaffer

EAT MOR CHIKIN


25 posted on 11/03/2012 10:36:09 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Outraged Infidel

Ode to a Pigeon

With a secret message well secured,
a pigeon perched upon the flue
just a while to catch his breath
and then his journey to renew.

But gentle warmth lulled him to sleep,
with noxious gas in every breath,
and now his nameless bones remain
to mark a feathered soldier’s death.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 10:50:18 AM PDT by William Tell
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