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WWI poisonous gas
Transcript of WWI poisonous gas
Eisley Blackburn - Germans introduced poison gas in war
-Germans developed chemical weapons.
-France and Britain made chemical weapons and gas masks after the Germans made an attack -The worse chemical gas used in World War I
-The gas would act onto any part of the body that was exposed.
-skin would blister, lungs would bleed, and eyes would be blinded.
-This kind of gas could hang around in low places for hours or even days. Chemical warfare was a mixture of different dangerous chemical substances.
Some of the gases had different effects on someone who got hit with it.
It can kill people but also it can just damage the human body.
Came on April 22, 1915. At the start of The Second Battle Of Ypres Lachrymator (tearing agent) -Causes temporary blindness
-Inflamed their nose and their throats
-xylyl bromide was the most common tear gas used -small tear gas canisters in shells fired at in France
-fired shells with xylyl bromide
-They had to make sure the wind was blowing in the right direction. If not it could back fire.
-More than 100,000 tons of chemical weapons were used in world war
- the gases were used to injure incapacitate the enemeies Asphyxiate -this kind of gas includes chlorine, phosgene and diphosgene
-This kind of gas affects the parts where it was most moist just like in your eyes or lungs. -The Germans were the first to use it and the ones who invented it.
-As the war went on they started to develop chemical weapons
-France and Britain started to to use chemical weapons after they attacked.
-When the U.S. entered the war the developed the weapons too.
Country Non-Fatal Deaths Total
British Empire inc Australia 180,597 8,109 188,706
France 182,000 8,000 190,000
United States 71,345 1,462 72,807
Italy 55,373 4,627 60,000
Russia 419,340 56,000 475,340
Germany 191,000 9,000 200,000
Austria-Hungary 97,000 3,000 100,000
Others 9,000 1,000 10,000
Total 1,205,655 91,198 1,296,853 Gas burns Burned
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Networks, n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. When the poison gas would get into no man's land everyone was screwed. The gases would go into the trenches were the soldiers were at and they would be in trouble.
It was probably one of the most feared weapons in World War I.
Gases were made better by 1939