Unidentified A German soldier wearing an improvised gas mask, 1915. The first widely reported ...

Unidentified A German soldier wearing an improvised gas mask, 1915. The first widely reported ...

Unidentified A German soldier wearing an improvised gas mask, 1915. The first widely reported use of gas during the Great War was by the German army on 22 April 1915, near Ypres. The release of 160 tons of chlorine against French and Canadian soldiers caused numerous casualties. The psychological effect was also profound, provoking revulsion among the Allies. However, on 25 September 1915, the British deployed gas for the first time at the Battle of Loos.

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1915 poisoning
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