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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of 17,000 homing pigeons being released from their baskets in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

  • Description

    Item title reads - 17,000 pigeons "darken the sky" when released on flight home to the North. Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

    L/S of piles of baskets beside a railway line. M/S of the pigeons inside the baskets. M/S of men releasing the catches and all the pigeons flying away. Various good shots as they stream into the air in big groups.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    742.12
    Media URN:
    35065
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:16:00 / 01:15:11:00
    Canister:
    G 1535

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