Porus was therefore forced to march against Alexander with full force

Porus was therefore forced to march against Alexander with full force

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Porus was therefore forced to march against Alexander with full force, leaving only a  small detachment to face the second crossing group. The fact that Porus's front line  consisted entirely of elephants prevented Alexander from using his cavalry, as the  horses would not charge in face of the elephants. Once again, Alexander succeeded  with a brilliant strategy. He kept a segment of his cavalry hidden, allowing Porus to think  that he was winning. When Porus advanced to exploit Alexander's apparent weakness,  the hidden cavalry emerged and caused confusion among the already exposed Indians.  The battle culminated in the surrounding of the Indians, and Porus was finally prevailed  upon to surrender. The victory had not been easy, however. The Macedonians were  particularly troubled about the elephants, which had brutally trampled and mangled their  soldiers. Nevertheless, it was Alexander's last major battle and one of his greatest.
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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