Today we commemorate the National Service of Remembrance.
There will be some people who will also remember, and commemorate, the many animals that have also been killed.
The Animals In War Memorial is a truly fitting tribute to all animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in wars and conflicts of the 20th century.
Many people know little about this aspect of war and if you’re interested in finding out more on what is a fascinating, if mostly sad, subject then I recommend that you read Juliet Gardiner’s book The Animals’ War.
As well the more familar dogs, horses and pigeons I was surprised to see that dolphins and circus elephants were also used.