• Short Summary

    The RAF train pigeons to send messages from aircraft, Calshot, Hampshire.

  • Description

    Pigeons being tested by the RAF in Calshot, Hampshire.

    Full titles read: "CALSHOT"

    L/S's of a basket with pigeons being loaded onto and RAF (Royal Airforce) flying boat. Good L/S's of the large aeroplane taking to the sky. M/S's of a man releasing a homing pigeon from the cockpit of the aircraft. L/S's and M/S's of an RAF man collecting the pigeon after it has returned home, he holds it upside down and then and takes the message attached to it's ring off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1003.30
    Media URN:
    19183
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:13:00 / 01:24:53:00
    Canister:
    39/21

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