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Animals in War Memorial

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Address: Brook Gate, Park Lane | Hyde Park, London, England
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A touching memorial - "They Had No Choice"

I found that as I travelled throughout England, Wales and Scotland, there was a common sensibility for the love of animals, with many special ways of remembering one's furry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I found that as I travelled throughout England, Wales and Scotland, there was a common sensibility for the love of animals, with many special ways of remembering one's furry friends, whether by statues, special cemeteries (as in Edinburgh Castle for the soldier's dogs,), or even names of pubs. When I returned to London, I was touched to see this memorial... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very nice piece of sculpture and the of set smaller sculptures of the types of animals that had once helped the fallen. It's worth a visit so we dnt forget all brave souls.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This beautiful, simple memorial next to Hyde Park in London is a must-see for any animal lover visiting the area. It is a lovely and touching tribute and was one of the most memorable experiences of my trip. It won't take more than 10-15 minutes of your day and there is no other such memorial that I know of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Lives lost in wars to save England -- INCLUDING ANIMALS -- are commemorated throughout the city and surrounding areas. This "war memorial" in central London is moving, dedicated to all manner of animals that died with British and Allied troops. I couldn't help but wish we in the USA respected the heroes regardless of species.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There's not much to this memorial and it's in the middle of a very busy street. It as within walking distance of our hotel, so we were able to get to it quickly. I don't know that it would be worth it to make a special trip. But it is a really sweet memorial and a nice spot of photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

As an animal lover I was very touched when I saw this memorial. I love the concept. I love the fact that someone thought about them and they decided that it really is important enough to make it, to keep it. And the huge amount of flowers that were left there showed me a side of humanity that you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Being an animal lover, I was very touched by this memorial to animals that served during the war. It is a beautiful sentiment and the monument itself is moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This memorial can be a bit difficult to get to - situated as it is in the center of Park Lane between two very busy paths of traffic. It is worth the effort, however, for the details of the sculptures, the perspective, and the small tokens of remembrance left by well-wishers. It's not a very quite spot, but it invites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I recently visited the Animals in War memorial with a small group of Animal Management students - we were impressed and moved by everything we saw. Definitely worth a visit to pay your respects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The line "They had no choice" was quite thought-provoking and poignant, as everyone has written already. The sculptures themselves are also amazingly dynamic, especially the dog turning to look over its shoulder and the horse passing through the crack in the stone.

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