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The pigeon spy

The pigeon spy

Deary, Terry, author; De la Rue, James, illustrator

This title features stories of the First World War from Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful 'Horrible Histories'. Flanders 1918. The extraordinary true story of a pigeon who saved nearly 200 lives. A troop of Americans are trapped behind enemy lines. Not only are their German enemies firing at them but so are their own side. Somehow they have to get a message to their comrades. The only way is by pigeon. But every time a pigeon rises in the air it is shot down. The last pigeon, a black bird called Cher Ami, flies with bullets zipping through the air all around him, covering 25 miles in just 65 minutes, helping to save the lives of the 194 survivors

Book. English. Historical. Children's stories. Historical fiction. Fiction 7+.
Published London: A. & C. Black, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Terry Deary ; illustrated by James de la Rue
ISBN: 1408191717, 9781408191712
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 63 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.
Series: World War I tales
Subject: Argonne, Battle of the, France, 1918 Juvenile fiction.; Cher Ami (Pigeon) Juvenile fiction.; Animals War use Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: World War I tales.