WWI Messenger Homing Pigeon Unit Poses in Germany – Captured German Helmet + Uniform Detail


One of the most interesting forms of communication used during WWI has to be the homing pigeon.  Front line troops couldn’t rely on wire messages getting through to rear echelon support units.  Often times homing pigeons were used to relay messages back to HQ.  Here’s a nice shot of a pigeon unit posing for the camera sometime after the armistice.

And some nice details!  Including a captured German helmet for good measure.