Secret Pigeon Service

Secret Pigeon Service

Operation Columba, Resistance and the Struggle to Liberate Europe

Paperback336pp Illustrated196x127mm

9780008220341     Product Code: 512013

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Pigeons were still in use during the Second World War to carry messages from planes and battlefields but Operation Columba set them to work in a more ambitious project gathering intelligence across Nazi-occupied Europe. BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera tells the recently declassified story of the thousands of birds released over Holland, Belgium and France and assesses the value of the information they brought home.

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