Book Review: Operation Columba – The Secret Pigeon Service by Gordon Corera
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / October 31, 2018

About: Operation Columba – The Secret Pigeon Service: The Untold Store of World War II Resistance in Europe by Gordon Corera is a non-fiction account of the British “Pigeon Warfare” effort. Mr. Corera is a journalist and writer, he specializes on security issues for the BBC. 352 pages Publisher: William Morrow Language: English ISBN-10: 9780062667076 My rating for Operation Columba – The Secret Pigeon Service – 5 Buy Operation Columba – The Secret Pigeon Service from Amazon.com* More Books by Gordon Corera* Thoughts: I always thought the use of pigeons is a creative one, but really have no special interest in it because, well… it’s pigeons.  Operation Columba – The Secret Pigeon Service: The Untold Store of World War II Resistance in Europe by Gordon Corera, however, is a well written book which brings to life this small part of the war. On the face of it, using pigeons to fly messages from German held territories to England sounds ridiculous. How could such an operation be successful with so many variables which cannot be accounted for? The author answers this question, and many more, in the book. The pigeon business, as it turned out, was popular at the time (racing, etc.)…

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