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World War One: The circus animals that helped Britain

Fascinating article from BBC about the conscription of circus animals due to shortages of horses.

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Armor for elephants used by 17 century India. Q: "How do you make the enemy crap themselves in the 17th Century?" A: "Armored elephants."

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World War One: The circus animals that helped Britain

"By 1916 most of their heavy horses had gone to the front," she said. "Lizzie was an Indian elephant, intelligent and trainable - she wou...

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Carthaginian war elephant, artwork by J. Shumate. Hannibal's war elephants: http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/hannibal/videos/hannibals-war-elephants

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