The subversion of the animal kingdom by the forces of neo-fascism continues at a relentless pace, and the latest group to fall prey to the lure of Nazi ideology is the pachyderm community.
As a matter of interest, this is not a new instance of elephant fascism, but a revival: one of the little-known facts about the Nazi period in Germany is that most elephants were eager supporters of the Third Reich. The participation of elephants in the neo-Nazi movement is a sign that the growth of right-wing influence in Europe has spread once again to the pachyderms.
The photo below shows a monument to an unknown soldier from Die Dänischen Elefanten-Korps, which was created by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring in 1940 and mobilized for service throughout Northern Europe:
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This particular elephant memorializes the brigade of the Danish Elephant Corps that was deployed to guard the entrance to the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen during the Nazi occupation.
The Germans were anxious to prevent members of the Danish Resistance from breaking into the brewery and seizing strategic supplies of beer, which might well have crippled the Axis war effort.
In recent years, with the Nazi revival accelerating all across Europe, a stone monument dedicated to the Unknown Elephant was erected by fascist sympathizers at the very same location where so many elephants did valiant service for the Reich.
Yes, this statue really does stand at the Elephant Gate (entrance) of the Carlsberg Brewery, Copenhagen. Architect: Vilhelm Dahlerup, 1901.
Hat tip: Steen.