Who can crack the D-Day Code?

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  1. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    Interesting story in today's Telegraph. They've just found the remains of a WW2 carrier pigeon.

    Quest to crack secrets of lost D-Day pigeon - Telegraph

    D-Day Code.jpg

    Amateur code crackers - away you go...

  2. I did this last night in about five minutes.


    '3 Hldrs dancing on wet plank'.

    'Send 3s and 4d, we are going to a dance in seaport'.

    'tell 2 Irish Guards to dance in town in white'
  3. "To Mr C. Chaplin, Esq.
    Please, please, please.
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    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    "Jean has a big moustache"?
  5. [video=youtube;1BxFlmb6S6E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BxFlmb6S6E[/video]
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    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    "This pigeon tasted great."?
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  7. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    If it was from the RAF it would have been a hotel booking with wine order. If from Army it will say "WTF is the RAF?".


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  8. From PM to Gen de Gaulle: Oi lanky cunt, tell your countrymen to stop crying into their wine and grow a pair. lots of love Winnie
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  9. It was meant to read " Do not decode until 20.12 " ... unfortunately encoded as " Do not decode until 2012 " ... bravely the pigeon died obeying orders .
  10. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Can't make all of it out, but it starts:

    'It was a dark and stormy night ....'
    'WAH shield up ....'
    'Cunts have sent us red berets ...'
    'Not enough black nasty ...'

    Interesting it was found in Bletchingley; must have been an early satnav failure and the bird was looking for Bletchley.
  11. So that's what happened to speckled Jim. Blackadder was innocent all along.
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  12. I actually thought it said something like Zwei Bratwurst, eine Pommes mit Mayo und eine grosse flashen Cola bitte zu mit nehmen if you please !
  13. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    It could of course not be a D-Day pigeon but a pigeon under training pre-D-Day. In which case the message could be entirely meaningless.
  14. A Phantom Pigeon to give the Germans the impression there were preparations for a landing force from Dover to Calais you mean?

    Is the pigeon inflatable?
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  15. I didn't realise homing pigeons had to be trained, I thought they did it naturally.