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Photo:Statues honoring horses, carrier pigeons and dogs killed in war service

28.Statues honoring horses, carrier pigeons and dogs killed in war service

This bronze, life-size statue of a fine steed was presented to Yasukuni Shrine in 1958 to honor the memory of the horses that served the military so well.
The statue of a carrier pigeon atop a globe honors the birds that were such faithful messengers in wartime. Wrought of bronze and named "Pigeons and the Globe," it was presented to Yasukuni Shrine in 1982.
The statue of a German shepherd, also bronze, which represents the soldiers' beloved canine comrades, was donated to Yasukuni Shrine in March 1992.

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