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Title: Carrier Pigeon Service, 1915

Description: A British soldier serving in the Carrier Pigeon Service (CPS) releases a pigeon with a message during the Battle of Ypres in 1915 in WWI. Such pigeons were used only in emergencies, when telephone, telegraph or other signaling services were not available and invariably for espioage missions. CPS was organized by Lt. W.H. Osman, later Major Osman, who directed the British National Pigeon Service (NPS) during WWII and where more than 200,000 pigeons were used by all combatants to send and receive important messages.

Category: Intelligence

Keywords: Carrier Pigeon Service, CPS, W.H. Osman, National Pigeon Service, NPS, espionage, Intelligence, communications, pigeons, birds, battlefields, battlegrounds, battles' trenches, trench warfare

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1350 x 1355 (1.83 MPixels) (1.00)

Print Size: 11.4 x 11.5 cm; 4.5 x 4.5 inches

File Size: 5.27 MB (5,525,944 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000004454

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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