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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP NVG150
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Author: Konstantin Nossov
Illustrator: Peter Dennis

About this book
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,' focusing on the design of the equipment and armament that made them so terrifying. The author, Konstantin S Nossov, traces the history of war elephants, from their deployment against Alexander the Great's army at the battle of Gaugamela, through to their use in the 19th century by the armies of South-East Asia, analyzing the battle formation and tactics of war elephants in action and how these tactics developed.

  • Introduction
  • The Elephant
  • Indian War Elephants
  • War Elephants of Alexander's Successors
  • North African War Elephants
  • War Elephants in South-East Asia
  • War Elephants in Action
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Colour Plate Commentary
  • Index
Paperback; November 2008; 48 pages; ISBN: 9781846032684

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