The D-Day code was found on a dead carrier pigeon, discovered in a chimney in Surrey three years ago. It was believed to have been sent from Nazi-occupied France on June 6, 1944 - during the D-Day invasions. Didac Sánchez is the name of this young Spanish IT entrepreneur, who following a three-year effort at a cost of €1.5 million (£1.1m) has deciphered this Second World War message. He has said that won't reveal it, James Badcock, The Telegraph`s journalist, reports.
Mr Sánchez says that it would not be appropriate for him to reveal the contents of the D-Day message. He has made contact with the British government and hoped to work with UK authorities to corroborate his claim of having cracked the code. A spokesperson for GCHQ said it had been contacted by Mr Sánchez to discuss his claim to have cracked the D-Day code, but would not comment further.
Until now, experts have been unable to break the military code found in a red capsule attached the homing pigeon’s leg, written in what to modern eyes is an unfamiliar system. The message, comprising groups of five letters with a few numbers at the end. After the discovery of the message, GCHQ appealed for help to unravel the cypher, even asking veterans from the wartime code-breaking headquarters at Bletchley Park to offer their ideas.