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Author Corera, Gordon, author.

Uniform Title Secret Pigeon Service
Title Operation Columba : the Secret Pigeon Service : the untold story of World War II resistance in Europe / Gordon Corera.

Edition First U.S. edition
Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  940.548641 COR    AVAILABLE
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Description viii, 334 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Birth -- The Special Pigeon Service -- Leopold Vindictive -- Arrival -- Listening -- Battle of the skies -- Reaching out -- Resistance -- Secret agents -- Undercover -- Battle of the skies II -- Capture -- Interrogation and infiltration -- The viscount -- Trials and tribulations - Deception -- The Americans are coming -- Fates.
Summary The author of Intercept traces the lesser-known story of how British intelligence secretly used homing pigeons as part of a clandestine espionage operation in support of the Resistance in occupied Europe during World War II.
Subject Great Britain. MI6 -- History -- 20th century.
Homing pigeons -- War use -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Communications.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Belgium.
ISBN 9780062667076 (hardcover)
0062667076 (hardcover)
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