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War elephants

John M. Kistler

War elephants

by John M. Kistler

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Published by War Elephants / John M. Kistler ; Foreword by Richard Lair University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animals -- War use -- History,
  • Elephants

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn M. Kistler ; foreword by Richard Lair.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUH87 .K57 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16219259M
    ISBN 109780803260047
    LC Control Number2007008358

    Referenced in Disney's The Jungle Book animated movie, where the elephants act like heroic (if dimwitted) British army officers.; Khan Kluay, known as The Blue Elephant in the USA, has the protagonist grow up into a war elephant, complete with a war elephant battle at the climax.; Prince John from Robin Hood has a pair of elephants pulling his carriage.. The elephants also serve . The book is a study of War Elephants from earliest times through to the nineteenth century. It is split into nine main chapters; the first an overview on how war elephants were procured and trained (which was short but fascinating); the following chapters are overviews of how they were used by different militaries.

    Victrix Limited, Kendal. 9, likes talking about this. Welcome to the Victrix Facebook page. We will use this page for all news announcements but also run this in /5().   Although Yukio Tsuchiya's picture book Faithful Elephants (well actually, the author wrote the story in the immediate post WWII period, in , but this here picture book was originally published in ) most definitely has a strong and also powerful anti-war (and thus also a pro peace) message, the fact that the zoo animals were deemed necessary to be killed in /5(30).

    Elephants have been deployed as weapons for centuries, particularly in South and South-East Asia, where war elephants constituted the bulk of most armies in the region from antiquity right up to the 19th century. This book offers an insight into the incredible history of these 'living tanks,'. A hilarious tongue-in-cheek book perfect for elephants and their best human pals. Meet Miss Fancy - A charming and significant story set prior to the Civil Rights Movement about a boy who finds a way to challenge segregation laws. Frank has always been obsessed with elephants. He loves their hosepipe trunks, tree stump feet, and swish-swish : Bookroo.


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Part biography, part war epic, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism. Praise for Elephant Company “This book is about far more than just the war, or even elephants.

This is the story of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species/5(K). Elephants have fought in human armies for more than three thousand years. Asian armies boasted of their pachyderm power, while the Romans fielded elephants alongside their legendary legions but were perhaps too proud to admit that mere animals contributed to victory.

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Generally the book documents the role and armies that used them with varying degrees of success. The strongest part of the book is the hands on knowledge about care and handling of elephants. The weakest areas are the historical facts/5(7). From India, military thinking on the use of war elephants spread westwards to the Persian Empire, where they were used in several campaigns and in turn came to influence the campaigns of Alexander the first confrontation between Europeans and the Persian war elephants occurred at Alexander's Battle of Gaugamela ( BC), where the Persians deployed fifteen.

Elephants have fought in human armies for more than three thousand years. Asian powers boasted of their pachyderm power, while the Romans fielded elephants alongside their legendary legions but were, perhaps, too proud to admit that mere animals contributed to victory.

Elephants have gored, stomped, and sliced their way through infantry and cavalry with great success.5/5(2). Elephants have been deployed as weapons for centuries, particularly in South and South-East Asia, where war elephants constituted the bulk of most armies in the region from antiquity right up to the 19th century.

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If you are interested in reading about ancient warfare, or the role of elephants in war, then this book is highly recommended."-Armchair General, "Kistler provides a range of interesting facts about elephant behaviour, not least the actual difficulties of managing a force of war elephants in terms of voracious appetite, enormous thirst.

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From how the elephants participated in battle to strategies against them, War Elephants provides quite a different perspective and is an unique military survey." —The Midwest Book Review - California Bookwatch "Using his mahout training, John Kistler brings a depth and understanding to the role of elephants in warfare.

Although some believe that elephants were mere gimmicks of warfare, Kistler discredits that notion. His book hopes to give elephants the credit they deserve for the sacrifices they have endured. Elephants have long fought for and served human masters, but it is now the elephants themselves that must be protected.

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He is widely considered one of the greatest military commanders in world history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was a leading Carthaginian Born: BC, Carthage. In her book Elephant Company, author Vicki Constantine Croke reveals how “Elephant Bill” and his brigade of pachyderms climbed a foot cliff, but also discusses how the contemporary logging industry in Myanmar helps protect the Asian.

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