Accession Number : ADA438002


Title :   Gas in Attack and Gas in Defense


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBINED ARMS RESEARCH LIBRARY


Personal Author(s) : Fries, Amos A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a438002.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1919


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : Carrying out a gas attack is the most technical and dangerous of war's attacks, not only to those on board the airplane that is initiating the attack, but also to those friendly troops on the ground for miles around. This pamphlet describes the use of gas warfare by the German Army in World War I, and their failure to capitalize on early successes. The various types of munitions and technology used in gas warfare are discussed, as are the tactics and doctrine for their use, the effects of toxic gases on the human body, and effective means (i.e., clothing and masks) of protection. The author is a strong proponent of the use of chemical warfare.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *CHEMICAL WARFARE , *MILITARY TACTICS , *FIRST WORLD WAR , *GERMANY(EAST AND WEST) , MILITARY HISTORY , PROJECTILES , FAILURE , PHOSGENE , MUSTARD AGENTS , GRENADES , THERMITE , POISONOUS GASES , LETHAL AGENTS , GAS MASKS , GAS CYLINDERS , MORTARS , CHLORINE , ARTILLERY AMMUNITION , PHOSPHORUS , PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , WEAPONS EFFECTS , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , CASE STUDIES , ATTACK , DEFENSE SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Protective Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE