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... The Elephant corps was once again in the front of the Sassanid army, giving them the advantage ... All four Sassanid corps moved forward and struck the Muslims on their front ... The Persian elephant corps once again led the charge, supported by their infantry and cavalry ...
... The Ptolemies and the Carthaginians began acquiring African elephants for the same purpose, as did the Numidians and the Kushites ... The animal used was the North African forest elephant which would become extinct from over-exploitation ... These animals were smaller than the Asian elephants used by the Seleucids on the east of the Mediterranean region, particularly those from Syria, which stood 2.5-3.5 meters (8–10 ft) at the shoulder ...
Famous quotes containing the words corps and/or elephant:
“Ce corps qui sappelait et qui sappelle encore le saint empire romain nétait en aucune manière ni saint, ni romain, ni empire. This agglomeration which called itself and still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was in no way holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.”
—Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (16941778)
“Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.”
—Samuel Richardson (16891761)