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Animals in War Memorial

Brook Gate, Park Lane | Hyde Park, London, England
+44 207 641 6000
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Ranked #259 of 1,111 Attractions in London
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Lewisville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of my favorite monuments in London-being an animal lover. It is dedicated to the untold numbers of horses, donkeys, camels, oxen, dogs, birds and other animals killed serving armies at war. It is located in the middle of Park Lane near the north-east corner of Hyde Park. It is well worth a few minutes if you are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A really lovely gesture and furthermore done in vertu good taste. This leaves you really appreciating the impact animals had during war time in ways one would not have thought

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

These are really interesting sculptures honoring the many animals that have perished in countless wars. The man holding an elephant to the south of this is also very interesting. It stands in a side of Hyde park between Marble arch and Wellington arch.

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Darwin, Australia
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It is just near the Marble Arch in a reserve between the north and southbound lanes. The animals are sympathetically presented and it is a very touching memorial to them. A horse leads the other animals through a 2 part semi circle. It was created as a result of public donations. Nearby are also several other memorials.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Animals in War Memorial is located just east of Hyde Park in the green space between the north and southbound traffic on Park Lane. This is an interesting and honourable tribute to the animals used to support British and Commonwealth war efforts during conflicts of the 20th century. The memorial is a parted half circle with a bronze horse... More

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Clairvaux-les-Lacs, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I wanted to see this especially as another Dickens medal had just been awarded. The design is simple and but stunning and the posture of the animals is amazing

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West Midlands
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A short and simple review. I particularly wanted to visit this memorial when we visited London recently - i found it immensely moving and very simple and understated. It is a fitting reminder of those who fell next to their human companions.

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Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I couldn't imagine this Memorial was so close to Marble Arch!In fact,it's just behind it.I must admit I left in tears...The dog which turns his head,as to say a farewell to his companion,is so moving...

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Springfield, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Our last stop on our visit to London. A bit of a challenge to find, although it is right where the Tripadvisor map shows. It is out in the middle of traffic, so be careful. With the movie and play Warhorse we're more aware of the role of animals in war. This memorial isn't just to horses but all the... More

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Moree, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Its peaceful despite the traffic (Its in the middle of the road) and very moving. I am glad theres a memorial for the many animals that gave their lives during the wars.

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