• Short Summary

    Pigeons being released from their cages only to return after a nice long flight.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "HOMEWARD BOUND - 40,000 pigeons liberated at Selby."

    Selby, North Yorkshire.

    A shot of a long line of cages filled with pigeon next to a train. Several shots of the men around the cages. Nice close up shot of pigeons in cage. Men open the cages and thousands of pigeons fly out.

    This is a pigeon race - pigeons are transported to a certain destination and then released only to see who is the first back home. Sensitive clocks record the time of their return and winner is announced.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    773.12
    Media URN:
    8478
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:16:00 / 01:17:04:00
    Canister:
    34/62

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