Transporting carrier pigeons

Transporting carrier pigeons

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Credit: Universal History Archive/UIG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Balloon ascent from Gare du Nord, Paris, at night, to carry dispatches out of besieged city during Franco-Prussian War. In foreground men are picking up basket of homing pigeons which balloon would take out of city and which would be released with messages to take back to Paris. Wood engraving London, 1871

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