Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Animals In War Monument


The inscription reads:
This monument is dedicated to all the animals that served and died alongside British and Allied forces in wars and campaigns throughout time
According to the BBC,
Inspired by Jilly Cooper's book, Animals in War, and commissioned by The Imperial War Museum, the memorial is a tribute to all the animals that served, suffered, and died in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century.

Eight million horses, as well as countless mules and donkeys died in the First World War alone. One hundred thousand pigeons also served the country, carrying messages to and from the front line.
Most telling is the inscription obscured by the light:
They had no choice
I must say, I really enjoyed seeing this. I don't usually enjoy memorials.

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