African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 187

Full Length Research Paper

The role of elephants as military pack animals in the Abyssinian Campaign, 1867-1868

R. Trevor Wilson
  • R. Trevor Wilson
  • Bartridge House, Umberleigh, EX 37 9AS, UK.
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  •  Received: 16 August 2020
  •  Published: 30 September 2020

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