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Operation Columba, MI14 (d) and the Secret Pigeon Service

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JOIN GORDON CORERA, BBC SECURITY CORRESPONDENT, FOR A FREE EVENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE FRIENDS AND STAFF OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

An unusual file in the National Archives – whose cover included a cartoon of Hitler and a pigeon - opened a window into the world of MI14(d). This was a wartime intelligence group that ran Operation Columba – the Secret Pigeon Service – which dropped homing pigeons behind enemy lines in World War II to seek intelligence from ordinary people and resistance groups in Occupied Europe. One of those messages made it all the way to Churchill but led to the death of those behind it. BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera will explain the secrets of the Operation and how he discovered them.

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