carrier pigeon

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a homing pigeon used to carry messages

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The development of airmail is demonstrated including the different kinds of planes, air balloons and the famous carrier pigeons.
The Hangzhou Carrier Pigeon Association said Monday that it will use a different flu vaccine in the vaccination drive since none exists for H7N9.
The top code breakers from Britain's most elite secret intelligence service, GCHQ, who failed to crack a coded World War II message found attached to the leg of a dead carrier pigeon, have sought the help of the retired spies and the public.
Fancy that: The Service badge to It was the Siege of Paris in 1870 that saw carrier pigeons win their wings, so to speak.
Author Butler has presented a wealth of information about the Pueblo Indian traditions bird identification and environments and the history of carrier pigeons.
Dagron, in the fall and winter of 1870-71, during the Franco-Prussian War, demonstrated a practical use for microforms when carrier pigeons were used to transport microfilmed messages across German lines to the besieged city of Paris.
British Intelligence considered using carrier pigeons to help defeat the Germans during the Second World War, the newly released files reveal.
Inmates at the prison in Marilia, Sao Paulo state had been training carrier pigeons to smuggle in goods using mobile phone sized pouches on their backs, a low-tech but ingenious way of skippingAa security that visitors faced.
Some of the birds are reportedly carrier pigeons raised as pets.
Or that at about the same time, Iraqis were some of the first to use carrier pigeons for communicating?
Military communications advanced from carrier pigeons in World War I to radio communication in World War II.
Valiant (August 19): Rupert Everett is one of the voices in this all-star cast of actors giving wing to an animated tale about the derring-do of British carrier pigeons during World War II.
VALIANT: British carrier pigeons save the day during World War II in this animated adventure.
Valiant (UCartoon about WW2 carrier pigeons voiced by Ewan McGregor and John Cleese
From an alligator in his back yard to vet school excitement to caring for 2,000 carrier pigeons during World War II and beyond, Dr.