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  • Short Summary

    Esmond Harmsworth and Sir Thomas Butler release racing pigeons from Common's terrace.

  • Description

    London.

    Title reads: "Hon Esmond Harmsworth, M.P. helped by Sir Thomas Butler, releases 150 racing pigeons from Terrace of House of Commons".

    M/S of a group of people standing around a large wicker hamper. Two men enter and shake hands with a young man in the foreground, Harmsworth (Lord Rothermere). Presumably one of the two men is Butler. M/S of Harmsworth, assisted several men, releasing a flock of pigeons from the baskets. The birds fly off the terrace and over the River Thames. M/S of Harmsworth pointing in the air.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    538.04
    Media URN:
    28101
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:55:00 / 01:05:37:00
    Canister:
    G 1312

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