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036: Winter 1992

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The Rationale for and the Deployment of Poisonous Gas on The Western Front in the Great War

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The rationale for and the deployment of poisonous gas on The Western Front in the Great War Introduction In early 1915, accounts were freely circulated in turn by the French, British and Germans that poisonous gas was being used as a weapon of war by their opponents on the Western Front. This was in clear contravention of the 1899 Hague Convent…


'Frightfulness - Britain and the Advent of Chemical Warfare on the Western Front 1915 by Nick Paul'

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Frightfulness - Britain and the Advent of Chemical Warfare on the Western Front 1915 by Nick Paul Rather than delving to any degree into types of gas, methods of delivery and the specific effects of gas, this talk focusses on the how and why did Britain engage in chemical warfare with Germany in 1915.  Was it purely revenge for the German use at Y…