Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Middle East Pigeon Service Film, 1942

Feathered Messengers

Various shots at a desert base of the Middle East Pigeon Service, where we see baskets of pigeons being loaded onto a land rover. The baskets are unloaded at a remote patrol outpost.

The outpost has recently received information from a patrol that needs to be relayed back to headquarters. A message in code is attached to the leg of one of the pigeons and he sets off on his journey.

Issued by British Pathe Newsreels on December 31, 1942.

Licensed for website use by British Pathe Newsreels.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Pigeons in World War II by Major W.H. Osman Photos and Letters

Photos and letters courtesy of The Racing Pigeon Co Ltd.