Monday, 12 November 2012

Lest we forget


The Animals in War Memorial is located in London on Park Lane on the eastern edge of Hyde Park. Unveiled on 24 November 2004 by the Princess Royal, it stands as a memorial to the countless animals that have served and died under British military command throughout history.

Beneath the main header "Animals in War" the memorial has two separate inscriptions:
the first and larger reading:
"This monument is dedicated to all the animals
that served and died alongside British and allied forces
in wars and campaigns throughout time"



The second - but to me the more poignant - smaller inscription simply reads:
"They had no choice"

3 comments:

Winchester whisperer said...

I love that monument

Eurodog said...

I have never seen it. Must see it when I am in London.

Angus said...

It's in the middle of a dual carriage way and a bit difficult to get to but the second quotation is somehow inspired.