It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Britain’s code-breakers acknowledged on Friday that an encrypted handwritten message from World War II, found on the leg of a long-dead carrier pigeon in a household chimney in southern England, has thwarted all their efforts to decode it since it was sent to them last month.
Mr. Martin said he was skeptical of the idea that GCHQ had been unable to crack the code. “I think there’s something about that message that is either sensitive or does not reflect well” on British special forces operati...
Originally posted by ladyteeny
quite a few comments on the existing thread
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by Fichorka
Part of the article states...
“Without access to the relevant codebooks and details of any additional encryption used, it will remain impossible to decrypt,” GCHQ said in a news release. “Although it is disappointing that we cannot yet read the message brought back by a brave carrier pigeon, it is a tribute to the skills of the wartime code-makers that, despite working under severe pressure, they devised a code that was undecipherable both then and now.”
Well absolute bunkum I say. GCHQ have access to anything they bloody well desire, they dont even have to ask, they just march some Ministry fellows in, take what data they need from wherever it may be, and leave with it. And they are GCHQ!!! If data exists, then they can find it and get it. If this coded pigeon carried messege exists, then there is a corresponding alphabet for this code somewhere, and there is no way in the world that GCHQ dont know where it is.