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  • Short Summary

    Crowds watch pigeons start off in race from Westminster, London.

  • Description

    Pigeon race at Westminster, London.

    Opens w/ shot of crowd: little boy; adult couple; elderly man in FG. Then more of crowd; with the old man pointing upward w/ cane & talking to other men. MS a guy (head out of frame) carries 2 big wicker baskets; sets them down next to others. GV baskets w/ pigeons inside lined up; w/ spectators behind. Men simultaneously open all baskets; releasing the birds; the pigeons fly quickly up over camera & away.

    Animals; birds; sports; races.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1944.18
    Media URN:
    73983
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:44:00 / 01:23:18:00
    Canister:
    ON 186 O

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