LIBERATION OF EUROPE : PIGEON BRINGS FIRST INVASION NEWS. (CH 13320) Original wartime caption: Gustave, an R.A.F. Coastal Command carrier pigeon, brought the first War Correspondent’s despatch back to England from the Allied Invasion forces off France on 6th June 1944. The mesaage was written on an R.A.F. pigeon form by Mr. Taylor of Reuters, twenty miles off the enemy coast, and the bird was released at 8.30 in the morning. Flying against a 30 miles an hour head w… Copyright: © IWM. Original Source:

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