In this first post, I’m excited to announce the title of my new book, War Pigeons: Winged Couriers in the U.S. Military, 1878-1957, which is scheduled for release this fall. War Pigeons documents the role of homing pigeons in America’s military as messengers of vital and often life-saving information. Among their human counterparts, these warrior birds attained superhero status. Story after story tells of their determination, resilience and bravery.
Whether on or off the battlefield, homing pigeons have held an important and honorable place in our history. At this site, you’ll discover that there is no other creature on the planet quite like them.