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The First D-Day Tweet

The Dickin Medal was won by a bird called the Duke of Normandy that was dropped behind enemy lines with Allied paratroopers hours before the invasion

Pat Price passed along this story, from a British newspaper from six years ago..

D-Day, the first tweet! Medal given to homing pigeon
who 
was first to deliver news of successful landings

*The Dickin Medal was won by a bird that was dropped behind enemy lines

* The bird, named the Duke of Normandy, delivered news of D-Day landings

* A lost bravery medal awarded to a homing pigeon that was the first to bring news of the D-Day landings back to Britain has been discovered after 69 years.

The Dickin Medal - the animal version of the Victoria Cross - was won by a bird called the Duke of Normandy that was dropped behind enemy lines with Allied paratroopers hours before the invasion.

The link is here.

 

 

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