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Carrier Pigeons in World War I

At this – the centenary of the end of World War I – we feature a gallery of images related to the pigeoneers and carrier pigeons that gave invaluable service during the war.   

Carrier pigeons in World War 1

BBC iWonder investigates how carrier pigeons compared to other forms of communication in the trenches of World War 1. Click on the image below to see the article.                    

BBC History pays tribute to WW1 pigeons

History Extra, the official website of BBC History Magazine, pays tribute to the homing pigeons that served in World War 1. Click on the image below to see the article.                        

Pigeons in War at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Racing pigeons were well represented at the International Balloon Fiesta held in Bristol. Over 300,000 visitors were forecast to attend (although the weather on Sunday may impact on the final number). A large number of these visited the BBC Learning World War 1 ‘compound’ and saw the Pigeons in War exhibition. Friday saw Jonathan Adams […]

WW1 pigeon militaria on auction

Kentonline reports that an auction of militaria will take place at Canterbury Auction Galleries on Wednesday 6th August. It says: “Of particular local importance is a rare group of objects from the Great War, which recall the vital mercy flights carried out by birds of the Government Pigeon Service, resulting in downed airmen being rescued. These […]