Do you remember the interesting find of the body of a WWII carrier pigeon in a chimney recently, still with its 70 year-old message from Sergeant Stott, intact? (Earlier post here)
I, and probably many others, have been waiting to find out what the code breakers would make of this message in the hopes that there would soon be an amazing secret revealed to the world.
Today the follow-up report caught my eye in the news (ABC news) and I eagerly clicked on the link to see what I had missed…… only to find that I had missed nothing…. bugger.
The code breakers had no luck deciphering it and concluded that the code must have been a one time only code or a specialist code. Aaarrgghhh!
Oh well, perhaps this is a mystery waiting for someone to look through the right files in the right office to find that mislaid code book.