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1975 Jan.

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Cambodian army of rebels riding elephants

Vietnam - Soldiers ride atop elephants walking in a line. Photograph mounted with label explaining: "Ragtag Cambodian army of rebels commandeer elephants and their mahut (trainer) to carry them to the front for fight with hated Vietnamese. Elephants made easy targets for the big guns as well as small arms fire of the better trained Viet Cong. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. No elephants survived although... more

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection