Was Chlorine gas used in WW1?
I have decided to tell you a bit about Chlorine Gas.
Poison gas was probably the most feared of all weapons in World War One. The French were the first to use Poison Gas. In the first month of WW1, in August 1914. They used Tear-Gas grenades. The Germans were the first to use it in a LARGE SCALE at the battle of Ypres in 1915. They delivered chlorine by the use of pressurized cylinders. Chlorine gas was developed so it could be used on soldiers in trenches even when no attack was going on. Whereas the machine gun killed more soldiers overall during war, this meant soldiers could find shelter in bomb shell craters. A chlorine attack meant soldiers would have to put face masks on. If this was unsuccessful, an attack could leave a victim in agony for days. Before they made proper face masks they used cotton pads soaked in urine. Although the chlorine gas was effective, the wind would not always blow in a favorable direction. This meant the soldiers could end up killing there own troops.
The gas was made in hope that many of the German enemies would die. Germany was surprised by the impact of the chlorine gas. Although many men died in war, many more died of poison gas related injuries years after the war. They do not take into account the number of men who survived but could not hold a job once they had been released from the army. Some damage done was blisters, lungs, organs and blindness. One nurse described the death of one soldier who had been in the trenches during a chlorine gas attack. "He was sitting on the bed, fighting for breath, his lips plum coloured. He was a magnificent young Canadian past all hope in the asphyxia of chlorine. I shall never forget the look in his eyes as he turned to me and gasped: I can't die! Is it possible that nothing can be done for me?" It was a horrible death, but as hard as they tried, doctors were unable to find a way of successfully treating chlorine gas poisoning.
The poison gases were spread throughout the trenches to kill soldiers. These poison gases polluted battle fields, and most of the gases evaporated into the atmosphere. After the war, unexploded ammunition caused major problems in former battle areas. The environmental legislation prohibits dumping chemical weapons at sea. Therefore the cleanup still remains a costly operation. Chlorine could kill any animal that inhaled it. This would have mainly been horses and birds.
How many 3s in 313433535333?
Is it true that one human year is equal to seven dog years?
If you are 13 years old when were you born?
when There is no requirement to take action to identify and discipline those responsible for the unauthorized disclosure of Controlled Unclassified Information?
Who would you swap lives with for a day?
The more you take the more you leave behind what am I?
Which fruit is known as swargeeya bhalam in Malayalam?
What is half of 74?
Can eggs break inside a chicken?
Why do books come out in hardback first?
What happens when a beehive gets too full?
What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?
How can you tell when someone's lying?
Why do some people celebrate Christmas in July?
Why is it bad luck to walk under a ladder?
What is a conservatorship?
How did Robert perault die?
Was Lucy meacock married to rob Mcloughlin?
What do you mean halim seeds in gujarati?
Who was giani maan singh jhaur?
Which of the following best describes what is required to be reported to congress?
What is a classified data spill or negligent discharge of classified information?
What is Ford Motor Credit payoff address OVERNIGHT?
Why the eastern Terai is cooler than than western one OF NEPAL?
Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.