By Gordon Corera; On sale October 16, 2018
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “[An] amazing story of the secret pigeon service and how it helped to win the war. Well-researched and well-told, as much about humans as pigeons, it is replete with eccentric Englishmen, ruthless Nazis, and brave resisters in occupied Europe who risk their lives for the Allied cause.” —Nicholas Reynolds, author of Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures 1935-1961
Pigeons did not win World War II, people did. But the humble birds, renowned for their homing instincts, played a singular, if unsung role in Britain’s victorious fight against the Germans.
In OPERATION COLUMBA: THE SECRET PIGEON SERVICE (William Morrow; October 16, 2018; $28.99), journalist Gordon Corera recounts the fascinating, forgotten story of a highly classified intelligence operation that used these avian messengers to gather information from the Resistance movement in Belgium and France and deliver it back to London. An “extraordinary, colorful and moving story… [A] thrilling tale, ”says Sunday Times (London). “Corera is to be congratulated for bringing to light, with humor and verve, a virtually unknown chapter of the war” …Read the Rest