WFA European Officer Rocky Salmon talks about gas warfare during the Great War.

Rocky talks about the types of chemical agents used, their efficacy and tactics used by combatant forces to deploy gas. He also talks about the effectiveness of counter-measures, such as gas masks. Finally, he concludes with an analysis of the legacy of gas warfare during the Great War.

Rocky was a former naval officer and worked in the Ministry of Defence on chemical weapons defence.

The conference that he mentions in the podcast is to be held on 15 October 2022. It is titled Chemical Warfare in the Great War: Experience and Legacies and being jointly run between the Western Front Association / National Army Museum Conference.

It will be held at the National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT. More information is

IMAGE: A gas sentry ringing an alarm at Fleurbaix, 15 miles south of Ypres, June 1916. © IWM Q 669