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AOAKN HVPKD FNFJU YIDDC
RQXDR DJHFP GOVFN MIAPX
PABUZ WYYNP CMPNW HJRZH.
NLXKG MEMEK ONOIB AREEQ
UAOTA. RBQRH DJOFM TPZEH
LKXEH RGGHT JRZCQ FNKTQ
KLDTS GQIRU AOAKN
By 1894, the dictionaries and the signal books had been combined, and in 1913 there wasa section in the General Signal Book providing five-letter code groups that were used forsecret communications until the Navy "A-Code" was constructed by the Code and SignalSection.
Originally posted by gambon
Err! Its a British code.I dont think they would be using a German code.....The "words" are all in blocks of five letters to make it harder to crack..else you could look up all 2 letter words , and 3 letter words etc to crack the code..the5 letter sections are not 5 letter words.
To crack the code from an agents book of one time codes , you would need the key.It is quite possible/probable even ,that it is unbreakable.
Originally posted by brettcal82
In the late 19th and earlier 20th Centuries, there were Code Books created because telegram messages were charged by the word. As many as ten characters in a grouping were considered a word by the telegraph companies. Commercial Code Books, such as the Acme Code Words, or the Bentley's Complete Phrase Code were available to companies, enabling them to send complex messages in only a few "words." For instance, if someone used a Bentley's, he or she might choose the following letter groupings:
DIZUH (contracts for)
RUGUB (has/have been signed)
KUKIB (New York)
.According to Colin Hill, the curator of Bletchley Park's permanent 'Pigeons at War' exhibition, it is unusual for such a message to need deciphering
'We have more than 30 messages from WWII carrier pigeons in our exhibition, but not one is in code,' he told Small World News Service.
'The message Mr Martin found must be highly top secret.
'The aluminium ring found on the bird’s leg tells us it was born in 1940 and we know it’s an Allied Forces pigeon because of the red capsule it was carrying – but that’s all we know,' he concluded.
It is thought that the bird and its message date back to the D-Day invasions of 1944, during which the Allied Forces used homing pigeons to communicate with generals in England
Originally posted by rayuki
so it still hasn't been broken yet? wtf? imagine if this was actually received during the war and it took this long to decipher lol
i thought cyptologists would have had to study ww2 style decoding in thiere studies.
Originally posted by thePharaoh
reply to post by detachedindividual
well wouldnt the code be published somewhere.....by now.
the birds only return home.....so this is a message returning from the front lines....
they were carried by airmen....so this could be coordinates for a target..or news about a target
but i do think that we can break it....someone somewhere would of discussed it...(online/published).we can then pick up the residual elements...then use our communal ATS brain...to come up with some ideas
also...the pigeon handlers THEMSELVES are still alive
www.454-459squadrons.org.au...edit on 2-11-2012 by thePharaoh because: (no reason given)