First World War tech: Chlorine Gas & Gas Masks


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First World War tech: Chlorine Gas & Gas Masks



First world war technolgy: Chlorine Gas

In 1914 a chemist called Fritz Haber offered his knowledge to the German Army. He soon began experimenting with chlorine gas to be used in trench warfare.

In April 1915, 150 tons of lethal chlorine gas was used by the German forces against the French Army at Ypres.

Note: For the first attack at Ypres the Germans actually delivered the gas from cylinders using the wind, instead of shells as it looks in the video!

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  1. Germany:
    Uses flamethrowers
    Uses deadly gas (they never really let this one go)
    Uses U-Boats to sink passenger liners

    United States:
    Shoots a few people with shotguns

    Germany:
    Woah, wait a minute, that's too uncivilized for our war.

  2. I worked in water treatment about 25 years. I was gassed several times. It was beyond unpleasant. So me of my people were hospitalized but survived. Every case was failure of protective equipment.

  3. Why does Germany usually have effective weapons well not all of them I mean they cane up with first assault rifle first sub machine gun and poison gas and they made the nuke idea in ww2 but they didn’t have enough uranium to make it

  4. The germans really missed an opportunity here they could of did more research before deploying gas and had their troops prepared with gas masks or suits. Then all alomg the front deploy gas in large amount quickly pushing back the allies and taking key positions. But instead they gased them and sat around waiting for them to retake it… RIP

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