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Animals in War Memorial

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Address: Brook Gate, Park Lane | Hyde Park, London, England
Phone Number: +44 207 641 6000
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

A poignant and thought provoking memorial dedicated to animals in war. The sculptures were lifelike in depicting mules, dog and horse. The tributes were interesting to read. Probably a very British thing to do, having this particular memorial - but the film & stage show of the book War Horse, has made people far more aware of the use of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It has been in place for over 10 years now but is still relatively unknown. Most people will only have noticed it from the top deck of a bus driving along Park Lane. It actually seems rather marooned, situated as it is between the carriageways of Park Lane. I last saw it yesterday when the tour coach taking our Royal... More 

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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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Address: Brook Gate, Park Lane | Hyde Park, London, England
Phone Number: +44 207 641 6000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

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