I'm just another plagiarist... pickin' at the blogs I haunt... pickin' up what I like... and think you might like too.
Cher Ami is the pidgeon. The men involved were the subject of the movie "The Lost Battalion." A frighteningly good movie about a horrible battle. Really catches the chaos and horror of war. (Ricky Schroeder starred as the Major in the movie.)Cher Ami used to be a name known to most all Americans. I heard about the bird when I was growing up, but only learned about the battle when the movie was released.
I am so glad you posted this comment, Andrew!I never knew either.Thanks so much!