Pigeons at War: How Avian Heroes Changed History (Library Binding)
Pigeons were crucial to communications between Allied troops in both world wars. When phone, radio, and telegraph lines were cut or officers needed to send top secret information, it was pigeons that they depended on to reach support staff far from the front. In fact, pigeons earned the most medals of any animal for their services during these conflicts. Discover how pigeons were domesticated and trained for use in military conflicts, learn about some of their most daring flights, and find out what other ways pigeons and humans work together.