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PUBLICATIONS
MILITARY HISTORY

The Irony of
Hannibal's Elephants

Irony of hannibal's elephants

Published in: Latomus 60.4 (Oct-Dec 2001)

Pages: 900-905.

Editor:  Carl Deroux

Publisher: Imprimerie Universa (Wetteren, Belgium)

ISBN: 0023-8856

Link: http://users.belgacom.net/latomus/summary.html

BLURB:

To those without a detailed knowledge of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, Hannibal will always be remembered as the general who in 218 BC took thirty-seven elephants across the Alps and into Italy. Although there is no doubt that his name should be forever associated with these animals, an examination of Hannibal's experiences suggests that his relationship with them ultimately was one of tragedy rather than triumph.

 
 
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  - random selection from the unpublished memoire, Freefall