World War I Gas Warfare Tactics and Equipment

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World War I Gas Warfare Tactics and Equipment

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This remarkable book explains the practical details of a type of warfare waged for only three years, but which became one of the dominant aspects of World War I: the mass use of poison gases. It tells the story of German and Allied gas warfare from the first German attack at Ypres in April 1915 through to the 1918 Armistice: the gases, the means and tactics of delivery, the effects and influence on the battles, and the race to produce better protection for the troops on both sides. It is illustrated with very rare wartime photographs and diagrams of equipment, and with a series of colour plates showing gas equipment in use.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Precursors · German first use of chlorine, Ypres, April 1915 · British retaliation, Loos, September 1915 · Development of gasmasks, 1915–16 · Attacks, 1916–18 · Gas shells, 1916 · The Livens projector, 1916–18 · Gas grenades, 1915–18. Gas shells, 1917–18 · Gas mask developments, 1917–18 · Conclusion

Product details

Published 10 Jan 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846031519
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 150
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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