Citations : Ankova

1858Ellis William : Three Visits to Madagascar
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This payment consisted partly of ammunition and arms, and men were sent to Madagascar to instruct the native soldiers in the use of fire-arms and in military tactics. To the arms and discipline thus supplied, and used with a wanton disregard of human life and human suffering, happily unknown in warfare among civilized nations, are to be ascribed much of Radama's success in extending the dominion of the Hovas far beyond the central province of Ankova, its original boundary.