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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of carrier pigeons being used as messengers during First World War.

  • Description

    Oldest flying corps - army pigeons. (Carrier pigeons used as messengers in World War One.)

    Location of events unknown.

    CU man holding tiny cylindrical metal object - must be message container. Man fastening it onto pigeon's leg. Pigeons flying out door of roost or coop. Shot of pigeons up on roof. Army officer holding pigeon. Another shot of pigeons flying out. CU man's hands hold the bird - with wild static that looks like stars! (This is damage to film - SL.) He looks about to toss bird into sky. Birds on roof again.

    Communications. Messages. Animals.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1880.24
    Media URN:
    72259
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:30:00 / 01:21:36:00
    Canister:
    ON 077 C

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