Accession Number:

ADA955200

Title:

U.S. Army Chemical Corps Historical Studies, Gas Warfare in World War I: The 26th Division in the Aisne-Marne Campaign, July 1918

Descriptive Note:

Draft study

Corporate Author:

COCHRANE (REXMOND C) EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1957-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

In its week of fighting, the 26th Division advanced seventeen kilometers, the first real advance made by an American division as a unit in World War I. Unlike the French divisions on its flanks, the 26th Division made that advance without the advantage of gas. Its gas casualties, on the other hand, were all out of proportion to those suffered by the French divisions. The emphasis in this report is almost equally divided between the gas experience of the division in the two weeks prior to its advance and, partly as a result of that experience, its reaction to gas during the advance.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE