This page is dedicated to all the animals who have fallen whilst serving their countries during wartime.
There are too many to name individually so I have created a links list for your convenience. I will be adding to this page over time. If you would like us to add your suggestions then please contact us.
The monument is 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.
PDSA's animal awards programme exists to recognise acts of animal bravery or exceptional devotion to duty.
The PDSA Dickin Medal - known internationally as the animals’ Victoria Cross – has been awarded for military bravery for over 60 years.
It has the words "For Gallantry" and "We Also Serve" within the laurel wreath.
War Animals; From Horses to Glowworms: 7 Incredible facts.
Explore these fascinating facts about the role horses and other animals have played in warfare throughout history, from dogs and elephants to glowworms and dolphins.
Here are a few links about some of the animals involved in World War One. On the website page you will find other links to animals in different countries.
Humans weren’t the only members of military units during World War II. Animal mascots often were part of them too. The mascots served as emblems and good-luck charms for the unit and boosted troops’ morale. In the picture opposite:
Mascots; Nose Wheel, Mimitz, Tailskid, and Snuffy and their owners, stationed in the Marianas Islands.
An article on non-human heroes, from a pigeon saving a battalion to a dog rescuing American soldiers, read on to discover the fascinating details of how Stubby, Mon Cheri, and a garden slug influenced the war.