Skip to comments.Wanted for one last mission: call for Bletchley Park codebreakers to crack the D-Day pigeon cipher
Posted on 11/23/2012 1:31:55 AM PST by Winniesboy
Historians from GCHQ are appealing for the veteran codebreakers of Bletchley Park to volunteer for one last act of service for their country: cracking the D-Day carrier pigeon cipher that has stumped Britain's finest minds.
The coded message had been carefully filed in a small red capsule and attached to a carrier pigeon to be delivered 70 years ago.
But instead of arriving safely at its destination, the unfortunate bird got stuck in a chimney en-route and lost.
The message was found earlier this month by homeowner David Martin, who ripped out a fireplace to find the skeleton while renovating his house in Bletchingley, Surrey.
Historians believe the bird was almost certainly dispatched from Nazi-occupied France during the D-Day invasions.
The mysterious message, which was written in unfamiliar code, was passed to Government Communications Headquarter (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, Glos, in the hope a contemporary professional codebreaker could decipher the words.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Adolph, bend over and grab your ankles.
Surrender now or pay the price.
We do not have any Vaseline. . . . . . .
It's the best documentary on Bletchley I have seen!
The message in full reads:
AOAKN HVPKD FNFJW YIDDC
RQXSR DJHFP GOVFN MIAPX
PABUZ WYYNP CMPNW HJRZH
NLXKG MEMKK ONOIB AKEEQ
WAOTA RBQRH DJOFM TPZEH
LKXGH RGGHT JRZCQ FNKTQ
KLDTS FQIRW AOAKN 27 1525/6
Something about Ovaltine.
SEND MORE CHUCK BERRY
John has a long mustache.
That’s exactly why I stopped using carrier pigeons.
Excellent video.. Thanks for sharing it. Love the detail explanation on how enigma works.
AOAKN HVPKD FNFJW YIDDC RQXSR DJHFP GOVFN MIAPX PABUZ WYYNP CMPNW HJRZH NLXKG MEMKK ONOIB AKEEQ WAOTA RBQRH DJOFM TPZEH
LKXGH RGGHT JRZCQ FNKTQ KLDTS FQIRW AOAKN 27 1525/6
Using my “Little Orphan Annie” decoder [from the movie “The Christmas Story], it reads:
“Drink ... More ... Ovaltine ...”
“Tune in to next weeks Capt. Midnight. Ivan Shark’s secret weapon to be exposed.”
checked it and bookmarked for later- real interesting- Thanks-
“Thats exactly why I stopped using carrier pigeons.”
We “released” our last one yesterday. It was very tasty with the herbed cornbread stuffing.
That would be “Clossus” and “Bombe”.
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