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Subject:  Re: OT Gets less MPG than my HUMMER Date:  2/24/2013  7:44 AM
Author:  tim443 Number:  416591 of 539056

OK that one gets a rec.

Skeleton of hero World War II carrier pigeon found in chimney with a secret message still attached to its leg (and now Bletchley Park are trying to crack the code)
David Martin, 74, found the stricken bird when he opened the disused fire place while renovating his Surrey home
It is thought the pigeon may have stopped on the chimney and become overcome with fumes
Experts believe the pigeon may have been flying back to General Montgomery Headquarters in Reigate, Surrey or Bletchley Park, Bucks

By David Wilkes

PUBLISHED:12:21 GMT, 1 November 2012| UPDATED: 02:14 GMT, 2 November 2012

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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