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Work details

Applicant or licensee name:
Justin Craig
Applicant or licensee country:
United States
Application number:
Application date:
Status of application:
Licence Granted
Title or short description:
By Pigeon Post
Full description:
This is a manuscript for a play entitled "By Pigeon Post." It was written in 1918 and debuted on stage in the UK and in the USA for several years. The manuscript belongs to the spy thriller genre that was popular during the World War One era. The plot revolves around the French Carrier Pigeon Service during the First World War. The setting is a French chateau near the frontline in 1916. An officer in charge of the pigeon service hopes to convince his superiors of the service's value, but an officer in league with German interests has been sabotaging his efforts. By the end of the manuscript, the pigeons have proven their worth and the spies have been foiled.
Written works
Type of work:
Museum, gallery, library or archive holding the work:
The British Library
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Free hand outs for live event, exhibition or similar
Use in a live event, exhibition or similar
In newsletter, bulletin, e-newsletter or e-bulletin
In non-commercial promotional material – print and digital
Digitise and make available on-line, including on social media
Preservation purposes
Use on stage or in performance
Educational purposes – use in learning/ training materials, including e-learning
Use in thesis/dissertation
Personal use

Known creators or right holders

Type Located Name
Creator No Seymour Obermer (Austin Page)

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