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Animals in the military : from Hannibal's elephants to the dolphins of the U.S. Navy

Author: John M Kistler
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book pays tribute to the unrecognized warriors and unsung heroes of human warfare: millions of animals from a surprising variety of species, ranging from rodents to dolphins to llamas"--

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Kistler
ISBN: 9781598843460 159884346X 9781598843477 1598843478
OCLC Number: 696099292
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Animals in combat --
Dogs --
Elephants --
Horses --
Insects and biological weapons --
Pigeons --
Animals in support --
Camels --
Mules and donkeys --
Sea lions and dolphins --
Oxen --
Llamas --
Animals in experimental and incidental roles --
Bats --
Mascots and miscellaneous creatures.
Responsibility: John Kistler.

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