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Carrier pigeon bones with message found in chimney

In 1982, David Martin and his wife Anne were renovating the fireplace in their 17th century house in Bletchingley, Surrey. The fireplace had been sealed off for many years, and the Martins wanted to restore it to its former functional splendor. They removed the asbestos protective liner and behind it found the original Victorian fireplace. [...]
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The curious case of the uncrackable World War II code found on a dead pigeon

News : The Week: News & Opinion (2 years ago)

It seems at least one World War II-era carrier pigeon died in vain. Earlier this month, David Martin, a resident of Surrey, England, found parts of a decades-old pigeon skeleton when he was cleaning out his chimney. This was no ordi... Read Post

WWII Pigeon’s Code Stumps Codebreakers

News : NewsFeed (2 years ago)

In 1982, a retired British probation officer named David Martin was cleaning the chimney of his home in Bletchingley, about 20 miles south of London, during a renovation when he discovered the remains of a pigeon among the debris. B... Read Post

WWII Carrier Pigeon Finally Delivers Secret Message

News : ABC Headlines Blog (2 years ago)

Secrets from World War II may have been found in a coded message attached to the skeleton of a carrier pigeon found in an English chimney. The bird was found when David Martin in Bletchingly, Surrey, was renovating his fireplace. Ma... Read Post


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