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):

Report Date:

1919-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Carrying out a gas attack is the most technical and dangerous of wars 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE