New Website Launched to Honour Animals in War
Simon the cat was famous for catching rats on board HMS Amethyst...Rob, a Collie took part in landings during North African Campaign with an Infantry unit...Upstart was a police horse that while on patrol duty in Bethnal Green a flying bomb exploded within 75 yards, showering both horse and rider with broken glass and debris.
These are just a few of the many animals that are honoured for their service during times of war in the past century.
In November 2004, a monument was unveiled at Brook Gate Park Lane, London This monument serves as a powerful and moving tribute to all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century.
Check out the new website - http://www.animalsinwar.org.uk which tells the story of the memorial and the animals that it honours.