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Poison Gas World War 1
Transcript of Poison Gas World War 1
4) Pictures and Video Introduction to Poison Gas Main Ideas Mustard Gas Phosgene Casualties and Protection of Poison Gas In World War 1, there were more casualities then deaths because most injured could recover and heal. In total Russia had the most casualities and deaths and Italy had the least amount of causualities and deaths. Protection from this gas was easy once distributed facemasks, however very costly. Protection against Poison Gas Casualities Pictures Video Bibliography In the first month of the war, August 1914, the French fired tear-gas grenades (xylyl bromide) against the Germans by the French. Nevertheless the German army was the first to give serious study to the development of chemical weapons and the first to use it on a large scale.
Poison Gas was officially introduced on April 22nd on 1915, at the second battle of Ypres.
Within seconds of inhaling its vapor it destroyed the victim's respiratory organs, bringing on choking attacks. There weren’t many deaths but enough time for the enemies to kill the victims. After a success with chlorine and mustard gas, Phosgene was a chemical that would cause the victim to cough and choke and it was deadly. Mustard Gas was from Germany and was an enhanced form of gas weaponry against the Russians at Riga in September 1917: mustard gas was contained in artillery shells. To protect against this gas most would where a gas mask and this gas mask would have to lenses to see though, however it wasn’t made until the war was almost over. Also if exposed to this chemical they were advised to put a urine drenched cloth over there face or use cotton balls. Countries Total Causualties Deaths
Austria-Hungary 100,000 3,000
British Empire 188,706 8,109
France 190,000 8,000
Germany 200,000 9,000
Italy 60,000 4,627
Russia 419,340 56,000
USA 72,807 1,462
Others 10,000 1,000 Works Cited
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