There were three main types of poisonous gas used in trench warfare: chlorine, phosgene and mustard gas. Although it could kill, chlorine gas was easy to detect. Mustard gas was first used by the Germans in 1917 and it was incredibly effective.
Mustard Gas Victims - The extensive bandages on these wounded Canadian soldiers may indicate that they have suffered the effects of flame or mustard gas. Mustard gas burned the lungs, but also caused serious external blisters and disfigurement.
Chlorine gas was the first deadly gas to be used in WWI. It was first used by the Germans in The Second Battle of Ypres. The gas looked like a yellow-green cloud. Chlorine effected lung and respiratory tracts.
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WWI Gas-Poisoning: Effects Of Chlorine Gas Poisoning
Water might be the essence of life, but it is also a liquid that can get contaminated quite easily. The world that we live in is one that is full of pollution and even water has not been spared of pollutants today.
In May 1915 the Germans used fatal chlorine gas against the British for the first time at Hill 60 in the Second Battle of Ypres. The British immediately at John Haldane to work on a gas mask. His testing method was to expose himself to the gas with his daughter standing outside the room ready to rush in and revive him if he was overcome. By 18 July 1915 the entire BEF was equipped with Major Cluny MacPherson's smoke hood. In the interim the troops had to make to with cotton or gauze pads…
This worksheet gives a brief description of how poison gases were made, used, and their effects of soldiers during WWI. This includes both chlorine gas as well as mustard gas. Great homework assignment or filler.
The experimental use of equine goggles against the effects of effects of chlorine and vesicatory gases. Unfortunately, they were not used routinely by the Allies - possibly because they tended to fog up.
On 22 April 1915, the German Army employed a lethal asphyxiating gas for the first time at the second battle of Ypres on the western front. Amid the public outrage, there was considerable doubt as to the exact gas used. One Sunday newspaper surmised that it was carbon monoxide but, in an article just one week after the attack, Nature doubted whether a gas such as carbon monoxide that is lighter than air would be effective. A combination of scientific detective work and eyewitness reports led…