July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk
100 years ago, the British Empire was envious of the efficient carrier pigeon networks established by its European rivals - Yet during the WWI, Allied birds outperformed their rivals & saved thousands of lives–all thanks to the efforts of 1 London pigeon fancier.