Hope They Didn't Actually Use Elephants On The Battlefield...

Hope They Didn't Actually Use Elephants On The Battlefield... | Weird Photo Of The Day | An American corporal aims a Colt M1895 atop a Sri Lankan elephant, 1914. | image tagged in funny,demotivationals,weird,photo of the day,gun,elephant | made w/ Imgflip demotivational maker
2,036 views, 70 upvotes, Made by Juicydeath1025 17 months ago funnydemotivationalsweirdphoto of the daygunelephant
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YOU'RE A SMART FELLOW HOLMES, WHAT DO YOU CALL IT WHEN THEY USE THESE BEATS IN THE MILITARY? ELEPHANTRY, MY DEAR WATSON | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
true story!
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YOU'RE A SMART FELLOW WATSON, BUT YET YOU CAN'T SPELL "BEASTS" CORRECTLY #!@* OFF HOLMES | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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If this gets more than 10 upvotes, I will make this a full pledge series!
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You're now 5 with mine
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Six!
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And so do you!
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Well thank you!
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And you get an upvote!
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Sweet, and you too|
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Imgflip has spoken, they want me to find weird historical photos now, and I'm so happy that they want this as a series! i.imgflip.com/1buh8q.gif (click to show)
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That's a weird photo that I wish was historical.
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Lol, that's just a gif!
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How did they contact you? For real? How cool! I love old photos.
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Nobody contacted me, this is just for everyone's enjoyment.
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Okay, I understand. The people have spoken lol
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Smooth move shooting that gun when elephant doesn't expect it.
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Sounds about right.
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The site I got the picture from said that it was for publicity. ;)
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There's your ten. This should be interesting.
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It sure will!
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The US Marines were everywhere in those days and the Colt 1895 "Potato Digger" machine gun was standard for the Navy and the Marines prior to WWI so it went where the Marines went . The first diggers were used in the Spanish American War by the Navy and Marines in 6mm caliber and although the US Army still used Gatling guns, Teddy Roosevelt bought two privately for the Rough Riders in 7mm caliber who used them effectively. The Marines also used one in the defence of the Peking legation during the Boxer Rebellion. The one shown here is in .30 caliber, you can tell by the taller sights. A different version made by the Marlin company, after buying the rights from Colt, was commonly used by several countries in WWI with a finned barrel and the US Army in training although the Navy continued to use the old type on all sorts of small patrol craft during the war. Marlin redesigned the digger and it was going to be our standard aircraft (about 1/2 of our airplanes got them in the last few months of the war) and tank gun in 1919 but the war ended before these plans could be fully realized. From the looks of the belt the Corp has fired about 100 rounds from the 250 round belt. The elephant is probably not pleased. The tall tripods were changed to short tripods as WWI commenced.
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Wow, this was a great read. ;)
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This photo shows a french transport unit in Paris during WW1 (NFI).

The germans were said to use 'em during their campaign in their african colonies
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Thanks for the info!
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If anything shoots lasers, it's probably super deadly!
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:o
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I would of looked up a picture of Dumbo but was too lazy to.
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Ratatatatatatata really loudly right next to the elephant's ear. Let's hope it had a pair of sound blockers like soldiers do(nowadays at least).
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See, that's what I was saying when I showed my friends this meme!
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I have a corporal
I have an elephant
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There are not that many like it. ;)
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