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Animals in War Memorial

Address: Brook Gate, Park Lane | Hyde Park, London, England
Phone Number: +44 207 641 6000
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Ranked #270 of 2,403 things to do in London
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a thought provoking memorial to all the animals lost in the two World Wars. A simple inscription states 'They Had No Choice'. I must confess that I had not heard of this memorial and found it by chance at the top of Park Lane close to Marble Arch. Well worth a 'Look See'.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Around the corner of Marble Arch one can find this monument. the inscription "THEY HAD NO CHOICE" is a simple truth and gave me some thought.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This memorial shows a variety of animal contributions during wars. It is small and would be fitting if larger. However the website provides additional information

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A very moving memorial to the numerous animals who gave their lives to various wars, through no choice of their own. If you are on a tourist bus heading up Park Lane, look out for this on the central reservation as you approach Marble Arch. It is on the junction with Upper Brook St just after the Grosvenor House Hotel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We came across this Memorial just by accident, what a shame it is not in a more prominent location. It was very interesting to read their history and to learn about these animals and how they were used in the war. It is adjacent to Hyde Park between Park Lane. Its makes you realise how important the animals were in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

How to do justice to this memorial to animals in war? It’s brilliantly designed, and brilliantly located at the side of Hyde Park yet visible to Park Lane pedestrians. The pack horse looks exactly as I would have imagined it would have looked in World War One - exhausted, without hope, just like everyone else involved in it. Most people... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What a lovely tribute to the animals which were used in world wars. I don't know the sculpture's name and don't know how long its been on display, for we just spotted this while walking up park Lane heading for Hyde Park Winter Wonderland event. Its certainly an eye inspiring sculpture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I saw a monument with animals while riding in a taxi on Park Lane and made it a point to visit it. Upon checking with the concierge at the hotel, I was informed that the monument in question was the Animals in War Memorial. Early one morning I walked to the memorial, located on the edge of Hyde Park, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Though I came across this monument by accident (crossing the road actually..was in the middle of a divided street), I have to say that I truly appreciated them taking the time and money to create this. Though many of us pay our respects to the people that have lost their lives in the act of war, most don't think to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This monument is a tribute to the animals of war. It is a piece of art that makes you think how much they sacrificed as well as our fallen soldiers. it has two faces to it with a horse and his dog out front with a floral garden behind and then other animals from another aspect. the work put into... More 

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