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Poison Gas

By: Connor and Erin
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Erin Bell

on 16 January 2013

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Transcript of Poison Gas

The Use of Poisonous Gas in World War I By: Connor Johnston and Erin Bell Introduction There were various types of weapons used in the four year time period of WWI (1914-1918). One of the weapons that was proven to be highly effective under certain situations was poison gas. Different types of poison gas Tear Gas Chlorine Gas Mustard Gas French
1914
Used to irritate eyes, skin and respiratory system
Contains xylyl bromide
More of a irritant rather than used to kill Germans
1915
Affects respiratory system
Intended to kill opposing side Germans
1917
External and Internal injuries.
Acid eats away your lungs causing you do choke to death
Most dangorous gas Top countries that used poison gas Germany
France
Russia
Britain Intentions of poison gas Most other weapons in WWI were not designed to kill large amounts people in one attack. Intentions of poison gas Other weapons used in WWI were not designed to kill large amounts of people. Poison gas was intended to have a larger impact and kill more people than other weapons at that time. Poison gas was the most feared weapon because it was extremely deadly. Protection against poison gas Before gas masks were made, the protection used agaisnt poison gas was urine cloth masks. The soilders would urinate on various types of materials and cover their mouths and noses. Later in 1917, gas masks were manditory for all soilders to have. These gas masks provided further protection from gas attacks by enhancing gas filters and eye protection. Pros and Cons Cons:
Killed civilians
Destroyed environment
Wind changes would send the gas back to the country that released it
Pros:
Killed large amounts of people at once
Fairly Cheap How poison gas affected the war Using poison gas in WWI caused a great amount of psychological anxiety within the soldiers. They were very versitile. Gas can be administered from canons shot a mile away or in short yardage warfare as a hand granade. Gas being released into the air Victims of the gas Thanks for watching! We hope you all enjoyed and learned something new!
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