Animals in War Memorial

Animals in War Memorial sculpture by Ronald Rae

Granite: 5x11x3ft. 5.00 tons. Location: Campbell Park, Milton Keynes. Unveiled by Charles Saumarez Smith CBE Director of the Royal Academy on 30th July 2015. Gifted by the sculptor to the people of Milton Keynes in memory of Edna Egochi Read 1929- 2012, artist and pacifist and active promoter of public art in Milton Keynes.

Animals in War Memorial

This poignant memorial is a requiem for all the animals that have died in wars, in particular horses that died in their millions in World War 1. The soldier in the sculpture with half an arm missing and wearing a gas mask is also a reference to the horrors of chemical warfare.

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