The Western Front Association: Gas Warfare in the First World War - an Overrated Weapon - or an Underrated One?

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The Western Front Association: Gas Warfare in the First World War - an Overrated Weapon - or an Underrated One?

Post by BFBSM » Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:14 am

In this presentation, Prof Gary Sheffield takes a close look at the use of gas as a weapon in the Great War.

Gas warfare is seen by many as a terror weapon that sets the First World War apart from all other conflicts. Yet as a weapon of destruction gas lagged well behind artillery, and in spite of initial beliefs that it could be a war-winner, in this respect it proved a disappointment for both the Germans and the Allies - but it still had a significant role to play in the Allied victory of 1918.

The Western Front Association is a UK registered charity. www.westernfrontassociation.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf4-DFFzCPA

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