Plaque    | War Memorial

Animals in war - horses

Animals in War Animals in war - horses
Inscription

Also in memory of the millions of horses killed on service with the British regular and territorial cavalry regiments.

Site: Animals in War (2 memorials)

W1, Brook Gate

This is an impressive memorial but many people find it over-sentimental. Like most war memorials it insists we remember the fallen but in this instance they are a nameless troop of dumb animals who "had no choice". But, the men and women who fought, did they have a choice? This memorial to the animals in war makes one question all war memorials and their purpose. Remember so it won't happen again? Or remember, glorify the dead and become inured to the idea of war?

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Animals in war - horses

Subjects commemorated Information

horses killed on service with British regular & territorial cavalry regiments

The memorial says "millions" have been killed and we don't dispute that. In p...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Animals in war - horses

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Animals in war - horses

Also at this site Information

Animals in War

Unveiled by Princess Anne. We have not created a page for all of the many tru...

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