A mysterious code left over from the Second World War has some of the world’s best code breakers baffled. They spend their time spying on their enemies and tracking messages through satellites and cyberspace, but admit they have no idea what the message found on the leg of a carrier pigeon means. The encrypted hand written message from World War II was found on the leg of a long dead pigeon found in a household chimney in southern England. Some authorities think the pigeon was sent from units in France after D-day and got stuck in the chimney while flying home. When it was found, the British code breaking and interception unit agreed to try and crack the code, but said they have not been able to. A historian told the British Broadcasting Corporation that many messages sent at the time could only be read by the senders and recipients. They said, “Unless we get rather more idea than we have about who sent this message and who it was sent to, we are not going to be able to find out what the underlying code was.” — Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Mysterious WWII code found on pigeon baffles Britain’s best, http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_22055774/mysterious-wwii-code-found-pigeon-baffles-britains-best, Accessed November 24, 2012.
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