• Short Summary

    Two carrier pigeons who flew on D-Day receive medals for gallantry.

  • Description

    Item title reads - D-Day fliers decorated.

    Location of events unknown.

    M/S of Mrs A. V. Alexander, wife of the First Lord of the Admiralty with Wing Commander Rayner. C/U of two carrier pigeons, Gustav and Paddy, who flew on D-Day and are to receive the Dickin medal for Gallantry from the P.D.S.A. (People's Dispensary for Sick Animals). The Wing Commander explains what each pigeon did and Mrs Alexander ties the medals around their necks and kisses them. C/U of the pigeons with their medals.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1368.22
    Media URN:
    44820
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:03:00 / 01:50:02:00
    Canister:
    44/95

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