World War I Gas Warfare Tactics and Equipment

World War I Gas Warfare Tactics and Equipment

Elite 150
  • Author: Simon Jones
  • Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • Short code: ELI 150
  • Publication Date: 10 Jan 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846031519
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

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.

Biographical Note

Simon Jones is a former curator at the Royal Engineers and King's Liverpool Regiment Museums. He has studied World War I for over 20 years and has written a number of excellent articles on gas and mine warfare. This is his first book for Osprey. Simon lives in Liverpool, UK.Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment, he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation and has illustrated more than 50 Osprey titles. Richard lives in Sussex.


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

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