Out and About with homing pigeons in the Great War

Historian feature

By Trevor James, published 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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