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Power resides in community - ✍Code Nemesis✍ Accidently stumbled upon a top secret meeting of pigeons I think they are planning to train new Cher Ami and do you see the one in the bottom left corner I think he is a spy😂. ABOUT CHER AMI, she was the bravest pigeon of all time she served as a messenger in World War I , Cher Ami means , Dear Friend. On October 3, 1918, Major Charles White Whittlesey and more than 500 men were trapped in a small depression on the side of the hill behind enemy lines without food and ammunition. They were also suffering fire from allied troops who did not know their location. Surrounded by the Germans, many were killed and wounded on the first day and by the second day, just 200 (approx) men were still alive. Whittlesey dispatched messages by pigeon. The pigeon carrying the first message, "Many wounded. We cannot evacuate." was shot down. A second bird was sent with the message, "Men are suffering. Can support be sent?" That pigeon also was shot down. Only one homing pigeon was left: "Cher Ami". She was dispatched with a note in a canister on her left leg, We are along the road parallel to 276.4. Our own artillery is dropping a barrage directly on us. For heaven's sake, stop it. As Cher Ami tried to fly back home, the Germans saw her rising out of the brush and opened fire. For several moments, Cher Ami flew with bullets zipping through the air all around her. Cher Ami was eventually shot down and then she travelled afoot and after a while managed to take flight again. She arrived back at her loft at division headquarters 25 miles to the rear in just 25 minutes, helping to save the lives of the 194 survivors. In this last mission, Cher Ami delivered the message despite having been shot through the breast, blinded in one eye, covered in blood and with a leg hanging only by a tendon. Cher Ami became the hero of the 77th Infantry Division. Army medics worked long and hard to save her life. They were unable to save her leg, so they carved a small wooden one for her. She was also awarded the Croix de Guerre Medal with a palm Oak Leaf Cluster.. pigeon pigeons birds Nature nature_collection 43 Golden Moments architectural column Architecture built structure Nature photography Capture The Moment Check this out Clear sky eye4photography EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover landscape Landscape_Collection landscape_photography no people outdoors sky skyporn Taking Photos What's On The Roll Adapted to the City — in Jaipur, India