War Department was gathering information about the development of gas warfare
The manner in which gas injured soldiers--blindness and choking from the fluid arising from their own lungs--may account in part account for the particular horror of gas warfare
But then, none of these "heroic" men had had the experience of gas warfare
, as had the poet Wilfred Owen, a genuine hero who faced the dangers, was seriously wounded, went back, and was killed a week before the armistice which ended World War One.
Welcome to your volunteer test of the current gas warfare
Simon Jones' WORLD WAR I GAS WARFARE
TACTICS AND EQUIPMENT (9781846031519, $17.
When Saddam dropped chemical bombs on Halabja in 1988, the US State Department's line - to blame Iran and continue to support Iraq - inevitably led to an escalation in Saddam's use of gas warfare
Chemistry, and science more generally, had been catapulted into the public eye because of gas warfare
The man who invented modern gas warfare
received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and he called his invention 'a higher form of killing'.
Even if one might want to add some caveats to Palazzo's discussion of gas warfare
, his broader thesis is powerful and convincing.
Regretfully, it also brought the horror of scientific technology used in destructive ways: chemical dependency, bombs, gas warfare
, germ warfare, and chemically induced famine to name but a few.