War Elephants

War Elephants

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  • Author: Konstantin Nossov, Konstantin S Nossov
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Short code: NVG 150
  • Publication Date: 10 Nov 2008
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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.

Biographical Note

Dr Konstantin S. Nossov was born in 1972. He is a graduate of Moscow State University and a researcher in Ancient and Medieval Military History, as well as the author of a number of books published in Russian. He has also written several English-language magazine articles.


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

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