Carmel Newsreel II-140, January 29, 1954

Carrier Pigeons in Service of the IDF

3 Minutes, 1954
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Directed by: Nathan Axelrod
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Soldiers in military training identify enemy movement with binoculars. A soldier writes a note, rolls it, and connects it to the foot of a pigeon. The soldier releases the pigeon that flies to a pigeon loft. A soldier enters the pigeon loft and receives the message. Daily routine at the IDF pigeons unit. Soldiers care for pigeons. A blue flag is raised and pigeons fly out. A white flag is raised and the pigeons return to the pigeon loft.


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