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Wanted for one last mission: call for Bletchley Park codebreakers to crack the D-Day pigeon cipher
Daily Telegraph (London)_ ^ | Nov 23 2012 | Hannah Furness

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 ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bletchley; bletchleypark; cryptographer; cryptographers; cryptography; dday; wwii
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1 posted on 11/23/2012 1:32:04 AM PST by Winniesboy
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To: Winniesboy

In depth here: http://www.ciphermysteries.com/2012/11/02/dead-pigeon-sparks-ww2-cipher-mystery


2 posted on 11/23/2012 1:51:03 AM PST by wolficatZ (Sat on their butts election day? Traitors, every one of 'em.)
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To: Winniesboy
The Message said:

Adolph, bend over and grab your ankles.
Surrender now or pay the price.
We do not have any Vaseline. . . . . . .

3 posted on 11/23/2012 1:59:37 AM PST by DeaconRed (We couldn't beat the worst human being on GODS earth. The party is done for.)
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To: Winniesboy
For anyone who might be interested there is a 1:13:52 long documentary and tour of Bletchley on youtube that was made by someone that works there.

It's the best documentary on Bletchley I have seen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuEHcJ7CCzg


4 posted on 11/23/2012 2:54:43 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Winniesboy

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


5 posted on 11/23/2012 3:16:05 AM PST by olezip
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To: wolficatZ

Something about Ovaltine.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 3:17:51 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: Winniesboy

SEND MORE CHUCK BERRY


7 posted on 11/23/2012 3:37:12 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Winniesboy

John has a long mustache.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 3:45:31 AM PST by TADSLOS (LOSING BIG- The GOP legacy.)
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To: Winniesboy

That’s exactly why I stopped using carrier pigeons.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 3:51:14 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Bobalu

Excellent video.. Thanks for sharing it. Love the detail explanation on how enigma works.


10 posted on 11/23/2012 4:19:15 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired; Bobalu
Link
For those who would like Simulators on their PC...
Located at the bottom of each page under 'downloads'.
Yes, i use them. :)
11 posted on 11/23/2012 4:32:25 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: olezip

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 ...”


12 posted on 11/23/2012 4:48:41 AM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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Colosus
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Bletchley pond
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The bomb
13 posted on 11/23/2012 5:05:54 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: olezip

“Tune in to next weeks Capt. Midnight. Ivan Shark’s secret weapon to be exposed.”


14 posted on 11/23/2012 5:28:55 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Winniesboy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6D1YI-41ao


15 posted on 11/23/2012 5:43:04 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Winniesboy
if it was from a one-time pad, good luck...
16 posted on 11/23/2012 6:15:01 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Bobalu

checked it and bookmarked for later- real interesting- Thanks-


17 posted on 11/23/2012 6:37:52 AM PST by capt B
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To: Larry Lucido

“That’s exactly why I stopped using carrier pigeons.”

We “released” our last one yesterday. It was very tasty with the herbed cornbread stuffing.


18 posted on 11/23/2012 6:38:40 AM PST by moovova (Happy Thanksgiving to all. Say a prayer for your country when you bow your head today.)
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To: moose07

That would be “Clossus” and “Bombe”.


19 posted on 11/23/2012 6:47:07 AM PST by jamaksin
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To: capt B

Ditto!


20 posted on 11/23/2012 6:51:50 AM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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