• Short Summary

    Coal miner donates his pigeons to ARP as emergency message carriers.

  • Description

    Part of ANCIENT AND MODERN issue.

    North of England (exact location unknown).

    Racing pigeons recruited for war effort by ARP (Air Raid Precautions). Coal Miner Mr Dickson (aka Dixon) donates some of his pigeons to war officials as emergency message carriers. Various shots of officials training birds to carry coded messages tied to their feet. We see the birds being released and flying back to Mr D, who removes the message. Various shots of Mr D feeding his pigeons.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1280.29
    Media URN:
    42763
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:12:00 / 01:47:45:00
    Canister:
    NSP 188

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