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Animals in War Memorial
Animals in War Memorial
Animals in War Memorial
Animals in War Memorial

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The 'Devil's Porridge' Museum

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Monument to commemorate animals and homing carrier pigeons that have died during wars and conflicts.

The 'Devil's Porridge' Museum

Eastriggs


Date

2015

Medium

granite

Measurements

H 175 x W 122 x D 122 cm

Accession number

ART02

Acquisition method

gift from Carlisle City Council

Work type

War memorial

Inscription description

side 1, front: THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED / HERE IN 2015 / TO COMMEMORATE ANIMALS AND HOMING CARRIER PIGEONS / WHO HAVE FALLEN ON THE FIELD / OF BATTLE ALONGSIDE OUR BRAVE / BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH / SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN / DURING WAR AND CONFLICTS. / WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM ALL; step: THE BRITISH HOMING WORLD; base: ROYAL PIGEON RACING ASSOCIATION / CUMBRIA BRANCH; side 2: DOGS WERE USED AS MESSAGE / CARRIERS, STRETCHER BEARERS / AND ALSO FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE / THESE BRAVE, INNOCENT / ANIMALS ALSO SERVED; back: HOMING CARRIER PIGEONS HAVE WON / MEDALS FOR VALOUR, CARRYING VITAL / MESSAGES AND HAVE SAVED COUNTLESS / LIVES IN WARS AND CONFLICTS; side 4: HORSES HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED ON THE / FIELD OF BATTLE THROUGHOUT HISTORY / MULES AND DONKEYS WERE ALSO USED / TO CARRY AMMUNITION AND SUPPLIES / FOR THE ARMED FORCES


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The 'Devil's Porridge' Museum

Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, Dumfries and Galloway DG12 6TF Scotland

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