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Author Haber, L. F. (Ludwig Fritz)

Title The poisonous cloud : chemical warfare in the First World War / L.F. Haber
Published Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986


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Description xiv, 415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Personal introduction -- Forerunners in fact and fiction -- The chlorine cloud -- The Allied reaction -- Phosgene -- Chemists at war -- The organization of chemical warfare -- New weapons, new tactics -- 1918, reality and imagination -- Gas casualties -- Was gas a failure? Appendix: statistical note on gas shells and casualties in the BEF -- The aftermath. Appendix: articles 169-172 of the Treaty of Versailles
Summary The introduction of chemical warfare during the First World War was a major event in the history of military technology. It not only posed an unusual challenge to military thinking of the day, which was largely conventional and wholly unfamiliar with science; it also created a heated moral controversy surrounding the new weapon that did not discriminate between soldiers and civilians. This study explores the military role of chemical warfare as well as its effects on people, industries and administration on both sides
Analysis Chemical warfare, 1915-1918
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [395]-401
Subject Chemical warfare -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Chemical warfare.
Chemical Warfare -- history.
LC no. 85010638
ISBN 0198581424