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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers from the U.S. Ninth Army send Hitler a 'birthday message' by carrier pigeon.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Location of events unclear / unknown.

    An American Messenger jeep drives up road past soldiers. Various shots as they take carrier pigeons out of basket. C/U swastika on paper tied to pigeon's wing. C/U message American soldier is writing 'Adolph (sic) Hitler, Berchtesgaden. No Happy Returns on your birthday but see you soon. Ninth U.S. army.' Various shots as they tie message to the pigeon's leg and release it. We see various takes of the same scene.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1968.16
    Media URN:
    61825
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:19:00 / 01:52:26:00
    Canister:
    UN 1059 C

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