The Horrors of Poison Gas in WWI

Fighting and dying in choking prisons of green mist

Lauren

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Flanders front. Gas attack, September 1917.

Redefining the Rules of Engagement

On April 22, 1915, at 5:30 am, Germany launched 5,000 chlorine-filled canisters onto the Allied forces in Ypres, Belgium. While British and French forces fought with determination, their efforts failed against the toxic effects of poison…

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Lauren

Public historian • Writer • Passion for telling contested histories • she/her