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The land of the war elephants

travels beyond the pale : Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India

by Mathew J. A. Wilson

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Published by Nomad Press in Norwich, Vt .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Afghanistan,
  • Pakistan,
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • Afghanistan -- Description and travel.,
    • Pakistan -- Description and travel.,
    • India -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementMathew Wilson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS352 .W55 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxx, 172 p. :
      Number of Pages172
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3327412M
      ISBN 100965925897
      LC Control Number2004301700
      OCLC/WorldCa53345739

      The War Elephant was an ancient battlefield weapon popularized most notably by India. The pondering beasts were trained and domesticated to the fullest extent and commanded by a driver straddled across the great beast's neck.   I can confirmed that war elephants were widely used in battlefield during the period of war in southeast asia, especially in the war within mainland ASEAN (Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, some Malay states and probably Vietnam). The war elephan. Hannibal's crossing of the Alps in BC was one of the major events of the Second Punic War, and one of the most celebrated achievements of any military force in ancient warfare. Bypassing Roman and allied land garrisons and Roman naval dominance, Hannibal managed to lead his Carthaginian army over the Alps and into Italy to take the war directly to the Roman RepublicLocation: Italia, Hispania, Cisalpine Gaul, Transalpine Gaul.


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