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Author Cassar, George H.

Title Trial By Gas : the British Army at the Second Battle of Ypres
Published Dulles : Potomac Books Inc., 2014
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Description 1 online resource (345 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Maps; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Ypres, the Salient and the Defending V Corps Divisions; 2. Weapon of Horror; 3. The Withdrawal and Close of the Battle of St. Julien, 1-4 May; 4. Interlude, 4-7 May; 5. The Battle of Frezenberg Ridge, 8 May; 6. The Battle of Frezenberg Ridge, 9-12 May; 7. The Battle of Frezenberg Ridge, 13 May; 8. The Battle of Bellewaarde Ridge, 24-25 May; Retrospect; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
Summary World War I has long captured the macabre imagination for the seemingly willful manner in which nations sent their young men to die in droves while fighting over essentially the same patch of land for four long years. The vision of those senseless deaths becomes even harsher and more depraved when we consider how many soldiers were killed by poison gas. In May 1915 the long and bloody Second Battle of Ypres gained notoriety for the participants' use of poison gas, the first time the weapon had been used in battle. With both sides realizing the importance of victory in Ypres, moral consideratio
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Subject Great Britain. Army -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain. Army.
Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous -- War use -- History -- 20th century
Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous.
Ypres, 2nd Battle of, Ieper, Belgium, 1915 -- War use -- History -- 20th century
Ypres, 2nd Battle of, Ieper, Belgium, 1915.
Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous -- War use.
Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous.
History & Archaeology.
History - General.
Belgium -- Ieper.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014027490
ISBN 161234691X
9781612346915
Other Titles British Army at the Second Battle of Ypres