Gordon Corera is a journalist and writer on intelligence and security issues. Since 2004 he has been a Security Correspondent for BBC News where he covers terrorism, cyber security, the work of intelligence agencies and other national security issues for BBC TV, Radio and Online. He has reported from across the United States, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and presented a number of programmes focusing on intelligence agencies including MI6, MI5, GCHQ, the CIA, NSA and Mossad. He is the author of `Intercept - The Secret History of Computers and Spies', `MI6 - Life and Death in the British Secret Service' and `Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity and the Rise and Fall of the AQ Khan Network'.
`An amazing story... Well-researched and well-told, as much about humans as pigeons, it is replete with eccentric Englishmen, ruthless Nazis, and brave resisters in occupied Europe who risk their lives for the Allied cause.' Nicholas Reynolds, author of Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy `Once you've read this book you'll never look at a pigeon disdainfully again...As I read it, I found myself muttering, again and again, the World War II expression: "It's too fantastic." It really is ... No Frederick Forsyth thriller could be as gripping as this real-life story ... Corera's gripping book is an intoxicating mixture of comedy and high seriousness' Daily Mail `[An] extraordinary, colourful and moving story...[a] thrilling tale' Christopher Hart, Sunday Times `Corera is to be congratulated for bringing to light, with humour and verve, a virtually unknown chapter of the war' Daily Telegraph