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Exciting tales and top secret work of pigeons in the First World War

1 month ago   |   By Science Museum

One of the historic episodes explored in Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security is the life and death importance of secure communications in the trenches of the First World War.
Here, different methods of signalling were used to communicate and one of the most ancient systems of communication used were carrier pigeons, also known as messenger pigeons. In the First World War, carrier pigeons were used to send short messages on land, in air, and at sea. On the frontline, they were mostly used for espionage and for emergency messages, from soldiers and tanks in no-man's land and when an...
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