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    San Sebastian, Spain.

    Title: "The Racing Pigeons Derby - 1020 of Britain's finest birds ... valued at £30,000 ... compete for King George's Cup".

    M/S of a crane lifting baskets full of pigeons off a docked ship. Pan to show them being set down on a busy quayside. Men and boys go about un-stacking the baskets. C/U of a man using a watering can to feed some of the pigeons in the baskets. Extreme C/U of pigeons drinking from a trough attached to the basket.

    M/S of a basket near the open door of a moving goods wagon, rails pass by outside. A man stuffs some straw into the top of the basket. M/S of piles of baskets stacked up outside the stationary train. M/S of a man unfastening the baskets. L/S of lots of men opening baskets. There is a big commotion as a flock of pigeons fly past the camera.

    Various shots of pigeons in a coupe. M/S of a man squatting in the coupe, inspecting one of the birds. Extreme C/U of a device the man holds in his lap (a timer? or perhaps produces bands for birds' feet?). Extreme C/U of a pigeon in a man's hands.

    Cuts exist - see separate record for details.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:44:00 / 01:50:05:00
    G 1311
    Sort Number:
    G 1311
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Science & Technology
    Pigeon racing
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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