Pigeons were treated with very high regard in the military … much like working dogs are today
Frank Blazich is Lead Curator of Modern Military History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Jacqueline E. Whitt is Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Army War College and the Editor-in-Chief of A BETTER PEACE. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.
Image: Screen shot of the original message carried by a WWI homing pigeon, with the famous pigeon, Cher Ami overlaid. Both from the National Archives, via the U.S. Army Home Page.
Image Credit: Composed by Tom Galvin