This time it's a "youngest sildiers" as pet owners.
In Nazareth, the Mlodsza Junacka Szkola Powszechna, 9 -12 years range members, living in a cloister
next to a church with many stained glass windows, had some problems with "pigeon owners.
Somhow, same junaks, somwhere got hold of couple pigeons and soon the trend spred throughout the
school. At first it was just a novelty, but as the pigeons population increased with time, and most got
free and started "taking" over churches nooks and crannys, the hawks decided to do some hunting.
This was not acceptable to pigeon owners and the war was declared on hawks resting
on the church
window parapets. The casualty was nothing other than stain glass of the church. All junaks were
"taxed" each payday to repair damages, but this did not correct the situation and the decision was made
by the Command to: " Liquidate" all pigeons and compensate the owners by "inviting" them to "pigeon
The solution was wellcomed by majoryty of junaks with the ocasional tear drop here and there of the
Any other pigeon stories?
Ed (s.j.) N.C. USA
There is no doubt that many soldiers had pets of one type or another. I recall a story and photos by Wladek Glowicki where he had homing pigeons at Qustina, but as I recall it was very sad for him to leave them to some arabs when he moved to N Africa. I do not think he flew them with any post as there was no way they could be used for that purpose.Lack of training.
antoni530 in UK.
--- In mailto:Kresy-Siberia%40yahoogroups.com, Joseph Jagiello <jjagiello@...> wrote:
> Hello Group,
> Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Is anyone able to tell me whether the Polish 2nd Corp had pigeons for sending messages, etc. I have a photogaph of my Dad, Franciszek, with pigeons, beside a well built pigeon loft, Â in an army camp. Dad was dressed in shorts, so I guessed that this was in the Middle East.
> With regards to all,Â Joe JagieÅ‚Å‚o, Auckland, New Zealand