Festival talks by Gordon Corera

76. SECRET PIGEON SERVICE: OPERATION COLUMBA, RESISTANCE AND THE STRUGGLE TO LIBERATE OCCUPIED EUROPE

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Between 1941 and 1944, sixteen thousand pigeons were dropped as part of ‘Columba’ – a secret British operation to bring back intelligence from those living under Nazi occupation. Gordon Corera, Security Correspondent for BBC news, will tell a dramatic and tragic tale of espionage, starring not just pigeons but the networks of ordinary people who were prepared to take huge risks to answer a call for help.

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