In Memory of the Soldiers and their Horses

War Horse Memorial Chipilly, France
The War Horse Memorial in Chipilly, France is one of the many monuments that honors both the men who fought in wars and the horses who served beside them. The monument depicts an artilleryman cradling the head of his wounded horse. It is the work of French sculptor Henri Désiré Gauquié (1858-1927) whose native village of Flers was occupied by the Germans and liberated by the British army in October 1918.

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  1. You feel an empathy with the soldier as he holds his wounded horse. It is a fantastic sculpture to reflect the bond between man and horse to the very end, probably for both of them

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