War Elephants

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Syrian Elephant - Controversy
... Syrian" elephants are frequently mentioned in Hellenistic history the Seleucid kings, who maintained numerous war elephants, reigned in Syria during that ... These elephants are believed to be Indian elephants (E ... I and Antiochus III had large numbers of imported Indian elephants ...
Military Historiography - Technological Evolution
... —Ralph Peters New weapons development can dramatically alter the face of war ... as the Battle of Cannae of the Second Punic War, and the Battle of Carrhae of the Roman-Persian Wars, the importance of the cavalry would be repeated ... Even in the First World War, cavalry was still considered important the British mobilized 165,000 horses, the Austrians 600,000, the Germans 715,000, and the Russians more than a million ...
Sassanid Army - Army - War Elephants
... For more details on this topic, see Persian war elephants ... Both types of cavalry units were supported by war elephants and foot archers who showered the enemy with storms of arrows ... The elephant corps held the first position ...
Cultural Depictions Of Elephants - In Politics and Secular Society - In Europe
... After Alexander the Great's victory over King Porus of India, the captured war elephants became a symbol of imperial power, being used as an emblem of the Seleucid diadoch empire ... The Order of the Elephant (Danish Elefantordenen) is the highest order of Denmark, instituted in its current form on 1693 by King Christian V ... The killing and eating of the elephants Castor and Pollux from the Botanical gardens during the 1870 Siege of Paris received considerable attention at the time ...
List Of Battles Involving War Elephants
... Some notable battles involving war elephants include 331 BC, Battle of Gaugamela 326 BC, Battle of the Hydaspes River 317 BC, Battle of Paraitacene 316 BC ...

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    Amid attempts to protect elephants from ivory poachers and dolphins from tuna nets, the rights of children go remarkably unremarked.
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    [Veterans] feel disappointed, not about the 1914-1918 war but about this war. They liked that war, it was a nice war, a real war a regular war, a commenced war and an ended war. It was a war, and veterans like a war to be a war. They do.
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