The Animal VC - because they had no choice
At the top end of Park Lane, near Marble arch is a most beautiful and moving monument to the animals who have died in war - "because they had no choice". Since 1943, sixty animals have been awarded the Animal VC, a Dickin medal, the equivalent of the military Victoria Cross or the highest award for gallantry.
If you would like to find out more, do listen to the BBC series of radio programmes. (follow this link to listen on line)