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Animals in War Memorial. Park Lane

The Animals in War Memorial is located at Brook Gate, Park Lane, on the edge of London’s Hyde Park and was designed by leading English sculptor, David Backhouse. Unveiled on 24 November 2004 by the Princess Royal, it exists as a memorial to the huge number of 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, smaller inscription simply reads:


"They had no choice."

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Taken on August 2, 2009