Gordon Corera has been the BBC's National Security Correspondent since 2004. He has reported from London, Moscow and Washington and is the only journalist to have interviewed serving heads of both the CIA and MI6. He has covered first hand many of the central episodes in the spy-wars between the three countries. He is the author of several books including `MI6: Life and Death in the British Secret Service' and has presented BBC documentaries about MI6, the CIA and Russia.
`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