• Short Summary

    Animal mascots of Allied Forces, including pigeons, a donkey, a cat and lots of dogs.

  • Description

    Title reads: "They also serve".

    Location of events unknown.

    Two pigeons flying in air. Pigeons fly down into basket and go inside. Being taken from basket by RAF (Royal Air Force) man. Names for the pigeons are Boomerang Bertie and Scruffy. Good shot of PDSA (Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals) van. A PDSA woman presents the birds with tiny medals, "the badge of the Allied Forces Mascot Club".

    Various shots of servicemen and women with their dogs of all shapes and sizes, all members of Allied Forces Mascot Club. C/U of large tabby cat being held by servicewoman. C/U of RAF man holding leads of dog and a donkey. Various C/Us of different dogs being held by their servicemen and women. We see an Old English Sheep dog, a fox terrier, Spaniels, Dachshund, Cairns and a Labrador.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1215.01
    Media URN:
    33818
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:19:00 / 01:02:25:00
    Canister:
    NP 27

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