Second Punic War: Hannibal And The Elephants

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Hannibal and the Elephants crossing of the Alps in 218 B.C. was one of the biggest dangerous events of the history in the Second Punic War, and one of the most celebrated accomplishments of any force in ancient warfare. Bypassing Roman navy dominance, Hannibal managed to lead the army over the Alps and into Ancient Italy to take the war directly to the Roman Republic, Hannibal needed to reach the Alps quickly so they wouldn’t get stuck in winter. He knew that if he waited until spring on the side of the mountains, the Romans would have time to arouse a bigger army. He had known that the army camped at the very start of the Rhone. He sent almost 500 Numidian Cavalries down the East bank of the river to locate better information concerning the