Chemical warfare during WWI

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Chemical warfare during WWI

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  2. 2. Chemical Warfare<br />Seo Young Myaeng<br />Block G<br />
  3. 3. Chemical Warfare<br />Usage of toxic chemicals as weapons<br />Support to overcome stalemate<br />Commonly used:<br />Chlorine<br />Phosgene<br />Mustard<br />(First World War.com)<br />SFGate.com<br />
  4. 4. Introduction<br />First used by the French: tear gas (Wikipedia)<br />Second Battle of Ypres: debut of poison gas (First World War.com)<br />clipart<br />
  5. 5. The Poison Gases<br />Chlorine Gas: first poison gas used<br />Potentially deadly<br />Causes violent coughs and chokes<br />Phosgene gas:<br />Less coughing but causes more inhaling<br />Delayed effects<br />Mustard Gas:<br />Odorless chemical<br />Internal and external blisters<br />Contaminated soils<br />(First World War.com)<br />
  6. 6. Effects - Humans<br />Effectively killed enemies<br />Painful deaths<br />Deformation<br />Wikipedia<br /><ul><li>Attacked enemies </li></ul>and allies, soldiers <br />and civilians<br />(First World War.com)<br />A soldier suffering from the effects of mustard gas<br />
  7. 7. Effects - Geography<br />Contaminated the environment<br />Crops<br />Dust in the soil<br />Food contamination<br />Civilians<br />Deformations of babies<br />Noblis<br />
  8. 8. Usages<br />By 1918 – wide usage (First World War.com)<br />Less effective as time went<br />Came up with counter measures<br />Too many issues (Wikipedia)<br />Today: outlawed<br />Wikipedia<br />
  9. 9. Works Cited<br />"Chemical Warfare." Wikipedia. 2010. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_warfare>.<br />"Dispersal and Fate of Chemical Warfare Agents." Noblis. N.p., 2010. Web. 9 Sep 2010. <http://www.noblis.org/MISSIONAREAS/NSI/BACKGROUNDONCHEMICALWARFARE/CHEMICALWARFAREAGENTSANDCHEMICALWEAPONS/Pages/DispersalChemicalWarfareAgents.aspx>. <br />"The Poisonous Legacy of the Chemical Arms Race." SFGate.com. N.p., 2010. Web. 9 Sep 2010. <http://articles.sfgate.com/2006-02-05/books/17281658_1_chemical-weapons-nerve-agents-geneva-protocol>. <br />"Weapons of War - Poison Gas." First World War.com. First World War.com, n.d. Web. 9 Sep 2010. <http://www.firstworldwar.com/weaponry/gas.htm>.<br />

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