The Lost Battalion and the pigeon that saved them

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H/T War History OnLine. 

This is an amazing story.

During World War I, two hundred American soldiers were saved by a pigeon.

The Lost Battalion and the pigeon that saved them

In World War I, the Hundred Days Offensive was the last great Allied attack on the Western Front, leading to the Armistice of Compiégne. One important part of it was the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also called the Battle of the Argonne Forest, the largest offensive in American military history, with 1.2 million U.S. soldiers participating. During the battle, over 500 men, now called the Lost Battalion (though not an actual battalion), found themselves in dire straits and their lives depended on a single messenger pigeon.
American soldiers in the Argonne Forest
On October 2, 1918, the nine companies moved into the Argonne forest under the command of Maj. Charles White Whittlesey, their flanks protected by French and American forces. Their…

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