Small ceremony in remembrance of the founder of Reuters, pigeons are released.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Aachen, Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany).
CU Painting of Paul Julius Baron de Reuter (born Israel Beer Josaphat), founder of the international Reuters News Agency, Reuters (in 1858 he persuaded the press to use his news telegrams). CU Various still photographs at the exhibition. Various shots, in a small street in Aachen where he started a continental pigeon post to close the gap between Prussian telegraph line which ended at Aachen and the French line that ended in Brussels. A plaque is unveiled in a ceremony commemorating this genius. CU Dignitary attending ceremony. MS Man releases single pigeon. High shot, hundreds of pigeons are released from their baskets at the end of street.
Note: Date on original record: 25/10/1962.