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World War I and the Legacy of Chemical Weapons

At 5 p.m. on April 22, 1915, the Germans released around 168 tons of chlorine gas, using the prevailing wind to carry the toxic cloud toward the French 45th and 87th Divisions at Gravenstafel. The gas worked far better than … Continue reading

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World War I Retrospective: The Battle of Basra

In fall 1914, the United Kingdom dispatched an expeditionary force to modern-day Iraq, then governed by the Ottoman Empire. The force’s mission was to protect the critical oil facilities south of Basra. Having achieved what it set out to, the … Continue reading

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Technology from the Western Front

Wired Magazine General Currie rode this when he wasn`t on a horse (we think) Indispensable Vehicles That Got Their Start in WWI More Machines from the Great War Wikipedia Technology during WW1 Der Spiegal – Germany A Revolution in Killing: … Continue reading

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