WORLD WAR 1
Racing Pigeon Pictorial International Special –
A tribute to the work of pigeons in World War One
Pigeons played a vital part in World War 1 as they proved to be an extremely reliable way of sending messages. Such was the importance of pigeons that over 100,000 were used in the war with an astonishing success rate of 95% getting through to their destination with their message.
Communication systems were still crude and unreliable at the time of World War 1, so dogs and pigeons were crucial. Pigeons would have been found just about anywhere on the Western Front.