• Short Summary

    Good footage of the Middle East Pigeon Service, carrying a coded message back to HQ.

  • Description

    Titles read: "FEATHERED MESSENGERS".

    Middle East.

    Various shots at a desert base of the Middle East Pigeon Service, where we see baskets of pigeons being loaded onto a land rover. The baskets are unloaded at a remote patrol outpost.

    The outpost has recently received information from a patrol that needs to be relayed back to headquarters. A message in code is attached to the leg of one of the pigeons and he sets off on his journey

    A man at the headquarters loft looks out for the pigeon and whistles to him. The pigeon lands and the message is taken from his leg. M/S of pigeons standing outside their coops for 'Pigeon Coop Inspection'. One pigeon is seen with a small chick.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1348.04
    Media URN:
    44457
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:08:00 / 01:04:27:00
    Canister:
    42/105

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