Out and About with homing pigeons in the Great War

Historian article

Trevor James, last updated: 28th August 2018

Trevor James emphasises the role and importance of ‘messenger’ pigeons on the Western Front.

Amidst the one-hundredth anniversary commemorations of the ending of the Great War, there has been a sudden burst of interest, in such varying locations as both Houses of Parliament and the Antiques Roadshow, in the role played by ‘homing’ or ‘carrier’ pigeons in that prolonged conflict.

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