Trophy elephants for the Red Army. Where do without them in Central Asia
In August and September 1920, units of the Red Army in Central Asia grew bolder and gained strength so that they gathered to attack the Bukhara emirate. And attacked.
The Bukhara operation lasted for five days, while the storming of Bukhara itself is called by some as a new word for the wars in Central Asia, and the others by an operation which Fidara’s foolishly organized operation in which he won only because he had a huge margin.
In principle, the truth is in both points of view, since on the one hand, the most modern means were involved in the storming of Bukhara, including using 11 aircraft for bombing.
On the other hand, the operation, of course, was not the height of military art, since it took three days to storm the medieval fortress, and not only carry out infantry attacks, but also use airplanes and armored vehicles. And although they were preparing for the march to Bukhara for several months, accumulating strength, as a result, Frunze used almost all the reserves on the second day. Here is such a great commander.One of the best, if not the best. No wonder then the Commissar will be.
But the most interesting thing in this assault was that in the menagerie of the Emir of Bukhara two elephants were discovered, passing by type and class of combat. In any case, the Red Army men who occupied the Khanie menagerie decided so. Maybe they did not look very much as assistants in the war, but in any case they were mobilized into the Bukhara Red Army. True, then after a short time, the elephants were written off due to old age.
These are the trophies across the Red Army in Central Asia during the Civil War.