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    Default Strange war booty

    Found this on a history tumblr site. I know troops would grab any souvenirs they could
    but this looks really strange, esp. since it looks like a victory parade:

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    Karl
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    Those look more like Prisoners of War.

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    interesting. ive never heard a pigeon coo with a german accent lol.

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    Lucky the Tommy's hadn't got their hands on them.... !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Were they souvenirs or were they going to eat them?

    In W.W.2, large R.A.F. planes had a carrier pigeon on board so that the crew could send a message back, if they were shot down or crashed.

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    Which one is the stool pigeon put in to report on what the others are saying?
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    ...which will only lead to captured German pigeon poop.

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    Very easy to repatriate them though.
    Rob.
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    Paul I thing you mean Pigeoneers of war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Paul I thing you mean Pigeoneers of war.
    You are correct Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Very easy to repatriate them though.
    Rob.
    Not from the States...

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    Interesting picture, Karl.
    Voilą le soleil d'Austerlitz!



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