Chemical Warfare During WWI
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This paper looks at the harrowing effects of chemical warfare and how it changed the face of war during WWI. It gives examples of the types of weaponry used, their side effects and how these have developed to become the destructive arms of today.
From the Paper:"According to many of the period’s experts, WWI was supposed to be fought by large numbers of men, in a heroic fashion, with the other technologically advanced weapons such as planes, machine-guns and tanks. Instead of the ’normal’ war of the attacker winning and the defender put on the run, this war was interrupted by trench warfare and battles of attrition. Trenches were the norm, and to help get battles back to ‘natural’ means, gas was put into practice to help each side get back into (in their eyes at the time) a more modern conflict. So what were these chemical weapons? How and when were they used? What role did they play in the soldier’s day-to-day life both physically and psychologically? "
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Chemical Warfare During WWI (2003, February 11) Retrieved July 08, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/chemical-warfare-during-wwi-4788/
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