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Message capsule from a carrier pigeon, 1916 (c)

Pigeons carried coded messages. They could quickly fly up and out of range and be relied upon when all other communication had failed - 95 per cent of pigeon messages were received. The capsule was retained at the end of World War One (1914-1918) by Private George William Pennicott of the Royal Engineers.

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NAM. 2014-07-71-1-1


National Army Museum Copyright


National Army Museum, Conflict in Europe gallery

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