A war elephant is an elephant that is trained and guided by humans for combat.
The war elephant's main use was to charge the enemy, breaking their ranks and instilling terror.
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But please, never try to tame, box-in, or define this drum beating, magical, celestial being, who is often lost wandering between fictional dimensions.
She is fragile and delicate on the outside, but with a roaring, fearless, invincible inner strength that no man or beast will drown out or defeat.
In the east, where supplies of animals were greater and the terrain ideal, it was the advent of the cannon that finally concluded the use of the combat elephant at the end of the 19th century, thereafter restricting their use to engineering and labour roles.
The first elephant species to be tamed was the Asian elephant, for use in agriculture.
The oldest evidence comes from the Indus Valley Civilization, around roughly 4500 BC.
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