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  • Short Summary

    An American army pigeon called 'GI Joe' is presented with Dickin Medal. Tower of London.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    'GI Joe' United States Army pigeon is presented with Dickin medal. Tower of London.

    CU Major General Charles Keightley KBE, CB, DSO, Director of Military Training at the War Office, fixing the medal to the pigeon, it is held by Wing Commander W D Lea Rayner, Head of the Air Ministry pigeon service. CU pigeon with medal.

    CU Keightley. CU Wing Commander Rayner. MS tabby cat looking disdainfully on. MS Keightley, Rayner and Clarkeet-James, Resident Governor of the Tower, standing behind a chair on which the pigeon in a cage is placed. MS's of the service. CU pigeon after receiving medal.

    LS Tower of London seen from the river. MS people watching the ceremony. Various shots pigeon in cage, CU a Beefeater carrying the pigeon and showing it to the crowd. MS and CU dignitaries.

    Cuts for 46/89.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2361.05
    Media URN:
    66367
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:40:00 / 01:07:47:00
    Canister:
    UN 1594 F

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