Pigeon "G.I. Joe" receives the Dickin medal for bravery. Tower of London.
Item title reads - A pigeon gets a medal.
Tower of London.
L/S pan across crowds gathered to see hero pigeon "G.I. Joe" receive his medal for carrying a message through an artillery bombardment in Italy. M/S of him in his cage. Camera pans up to Major-General Sir Charles Keightley, Director of Military Training at the War Office, Wing Commander W. D. Lea Rayner, Head of the Air Ministry Pigeon Service, and Major General Clayton Bissle, representative of the U.S. Embassy. C/U of two Beefeaters. M/S as the pigeon is presented with the Dickin medal, C/U of him wearing it. M/S as the Tower's tabby cat watches the proceedings.