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Chemical warfare in World War I

Charles E. Heller

Chemical warfare in World War I

the American experience, 1917-1918

by Charles E. Heller

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Published by Combat Studies Institute, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Fort Leavenworth, Kan, [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Chemical warfare.,
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.,
    • Chemical warfare -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Charles E. Heller.
      SeriesLeavenworth papers,, no. 10
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUG447 .H39 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 109 p. :
      Number of Pages109
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2865431M
      LC Control Number84028527

      Chemical soldiers: British gas warfare in World War I. [Donald C Richter; Mazal Holocaust Collection.] Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Donald C Richter; Mazal Holocaust Collection. # World War, Chemical warfare\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. Records of field units (World War I) Textual Records: Records of the Instruction School, Lakehurst Proving Ground, NJ, (in New York). Records of the Chemical Warfare Training Camp, Camp Kendrick, NJ, (in New York). General correspondence of the Gas Defense Plant, Long Island City, NY, (in New York).

        “Although they had many imperfect successes, the rise of chemical warfare within the U.S. military during World War I, I would say, is unparalleled,” said Author: Theo Emery. The author examines fully the military role of chemical warfare and its effects on the people, industries, and administrations on both sides; he also considers the growing moral problems it created. The launching of an entirely new weapon that did not discriminate between soldiers and civilians raised complex issues which were debated endlessly between the wars and which, in recent years, have.

        The organization of the book into three parts reflects the importance of battlefield experiences during the First World War and of international political restraints as they evolved during the interwar years and culminated in "no first use" policies by major powers in World War II. Part I examines the use of chemical weapons in World War I as. Nevertheless, Iraq employed chemical weapons on a large scale as recently as the s, first during its eight-year war with Iran and then against its rebellious Kurdish War of Nerves, Jonathan Tucker, a leading expert on chemical and biological weapons, writes about chemical warfare from World War I to the author makes /5(2).


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This book chronicles the introduction of chemical agents in World War I, the U.S. Army's tentative preparations for gas warfare prior to and after American entry into the war, and the AEF experience with gas on the Western Front.

Chemical warfare affected tactics and almost changed the outcome of World War I.5/5(1). This Leavenworth Paper chronicles the introduction of chemical agents in World War I, the U.S.

Army's tentative preparations for gas warfare prior to and after American entry into the war, and the AEF experience with gas on the Western Front.

Chemical warfare affected tactics and almost changed the outcome of World War I.5/5(1). In this important and revelatory book, Jonathan Tucker, a leading expert on chemical and biological weapons, chronicles the lethal history of chemical warfare from World War I to the present.

At the turn of the twentieth century, the rise of synthetic chemistry made the large-scale use of toxic chemicals on the battlefield both feasible and by: This book chronicles the introduction of chemical agents in World War I, the U.S.

Army's tentative preparations for gas warfare prior to and after American entry into the war, and the AEF experience with gas on the Western Front. Chemical warfare affected tactics and almost changed the outcome of World War I/5(4).

In this important and revelatory book, Jonathan Tucker, a leading expert on chemical and biological weapons, chronicles the lethal history of chemical warfare from World War I to the present. At the turn of the twentieth century, the rise of synthetic chemistry made the large-scale use of toxic chemicals on the battlefield both feasible and : Jonathan B.

Tucker. When the U.S. entered World War I, the nation knew little about the chemical weapons that were transforming warfare on the battlefields of Europe. This untold story explains how America Chemical warfare in World War I book to catch up, and how American University became its chemical research headquarters, the site of gruesome experiments on animals and humans/5(23).

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In "War of Nerves" (Pantheon, ), Tucker writes about the discovery, development, proliferation and control of the most lethal class of chemical weapons: nerve agents. two of the most effective agents used in World War There is an abundance of material available for a study of gas warfare during World War I.

Sources include unit reports, the published and unpublished diaries of participants, books written by chemical officers during the interwar period, and a number of secondary historical works of more.

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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. World War I Gas Warfare Tactics and Equipment is a concise treatment of the chemical weapons used in the Great War. Chlorine gas is again being used as a weapon in Iraq--chlorine gas was suggested as a weapon during the American Civil War, but not s: The types of weapons employed ranged from disabling chemicals, such as tear gas, to lethal agents like phosgene, chlorine, and mustard gas.

This chemical warfare was a major component of the first global war and first total war of the 20th century. Chemical Warfare in World War I: The American Experience, by Charles E.

Heller Overview - This book chronicles the introduction of chemical agents in World War I, the U.S. Army's tentative preparations for gas warfare prior to and after American entry into the war, and the AEF experience with gas on the Western Front.

Nevertheless, Iraq employed chemical weapons on a large scale as recently as the s, first during its eight-year war with Iran and then against its rebellious Kurdish minority. In War of Nerves, Jonathan Tucker, a leading expert on chemical and biological weapons, writes about chemical warfare from World War I to the present.

The first is to tell the story of how the British adapted to the chemical warfare environment of WWI. That part isn't too bad, but it isn't very good, either. He shows that there was a lot of confusion, and short supplies due to a primitive British chemical industry, finally ending with reliable supplies, and plans for a huge expansion in Cited by: According to Haber’s son Ludwig, a historian, chemical weapons were an ineffective weapon and a waste of resources.

For Germany’s military, poison gas “did not win them a battle, let alone give them a victory,” Ludwig wrote in “The Poisonous Cloud: Chemical Warfare in the First World War.”. Chemical Warfare in World War I The American Experience, – By MAJ(P) Charles E. Heller, USAR. Pages. Published: This Leavenworth Paper chronicles the introduction of chemical agents in World War I, the U.S.

Army's tentative preparations for gas warfare prior to and after American entry into the war, and the AEF experience with gas on the Western Front.

“Chemical Warfare Agents – Toxicology & Treatment” – T C Marrs et al “Chemical Warfare & Medical Response During World War 1” – G J Fitzgerald; Germany’s Use of Chemical Warfare in World War 1 –   Life in the Trenches of World War I.

As the “Great War” also saw the wide use of chemical warfare and poison gas, the trenches were thought to offer some degree of protection against. During WWI, a U.S.

chemical warfare research laboratory investigating arsenic compounds as potential war gases developed the potent vesicant, subsequently named "Lewisite" after the research group director.

Purified Lewisite is a colorless, oily liquid at room temperature with a faint "geranium-like" by: 2. The organization of the book into three parts reflects the importance of battlefield experiences during the First World War and of international political restraints as they evolved during the interwar years and culminated in ""no first use"" policies by major powers in World War II.

Part I examines the use of chemical weapons in World War I as it influenced subsequent national policy by: Fritz Haber Military-Industrial Complex Geneva Protocol Ethics of Chemical Warfare Dual-use Problem Anti-plant Chemical Warfare Chemical Weapons During World War I Chemical Weapons During World War II Chemical Weapons in the Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Lethal Unitary Chemical Agents and Munitions Open Access.