----> leave a message at my Dutch Talkpage <-----


This is the English page of Muijz (Erik van den Muijzenberg). I am a contributor to the Dutch Wikipedia. Sometimes I add a link here to the corresponding Dutch article, or I correct a minor mistake. I used to do that anonymously, but on May 26, 2004 I got the message that there was a message for me. I clicked, and then I read this:

User talk:
If you continue to post nonsense articles you will be blocked from editing. Maximus Rex 13:49, 21 May 2004 (UTC)

So, I checked the User contributions. But those weren't my contributions. (Wasn't my IP address either.) Weird. (Here are my anonymous contributions.)

Anyway, I decided to create an account. If you can read Dutch, you can check my Dutch Userpage too.


War pigeon
War pigeons are homing pigeons used in military service. They have long played an important role in war, often being used as military messengers. Before the advent of radio, carrier pigeons were used on the battlefield as a means for mobile forces to communicate with stationary headquarters. A metal canister containing the message was attached to the bird's leg. This photograph, in the Swiss Federal Archives, shows Swiss Armed Forces personnel preparing a pigeon for a mission during World War I. The Swiss army made extensive use of carrier pigeons, finally disbanding its pigeon section in 1996.Photograph credit: unknown; restored by Adam Cuerden