8 Bizarre Uses of Animals in Warfare

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Before the development of modern mechanized machinery, animals played an important role in warfare. As any schoolchild knows, Genghis Khan and his rampaging hordes of Mongols managed to build the largest land empire ever known from the back of a horse.

Elephants were also widely used by warring cultures throughout antiquity and they continued to be used in combat in some parts of the world such as Thailand and Vietnam right up until the 19th century.

Here we have compiled a list of animals that have been used for warfare in sometimes ingenious, sometimes weird and sadly a lot of times cruel ways.

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