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War of the Birds (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  11 November 2005 (USA)
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This is the untold story of the forgotten Secret Service heroes of World War II: members of the elite MI-14 division, the intelligence group in charge of carrier pigeon operations. Pigeons ... See full summary »

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This is the untold story of the forgotten Secret Service heroes of World War II: members of the elite MI-14 division, the intelligence group in charge of carrier pigeon operations. Pigeons such as Winkie, G.I. Joe and Mary of Exeterwere dropped behind enemy lines by parachute and took part in some of the most daring missions of the war. With testimony from surviving bird trainers and access to recently declassified documents, this film reveals the crucial role pigeons played in saving the lives of soldiers and airmen, and the epic battles they fought against killer falcons. Using the latest scientific research, the film also explores the pigeons' instinct for survival and the sophistication of their navigational skills. Written by Atlantic Productions

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Pigeoneers and pigeons - American Heroes
19 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My father was an American Army pigeoneer in WWII. My mother, brother, sister, my parents' 9 grandchildren, and I are very proud of him. This documentary is the first authentic account of the contributions of pigeons and pigeoneers shown on a major television channel. It is an incredible profile of tireless pigeons and trainers that saved thousands of allied forces' lives. Once you see this film, you'll want to own pigeons... Still a viable communication strategy when all else fails. My father enjoyed this film very much and attests to its accuracy. His name is William B. Seal and he survived Normandy along with most of his pigeons who served the allied forces with honor.


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