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Toy soldiers and real battles: Gasangriff ! Gas Attack !

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Gasangriff ! Gas Attack !

One of the persisting features of WWI was the large-scale use of chemical weapons- gases. Although chemical warfare caused less than 1% of the total deaths in this war, the ‘psy-war’ or fear factor was intimidating. Hence, chemical weapons were subsequently absolutely prohibited by the Geneva Protocol of 1925. WW1 German soldiers in gas masks were produced by Kienel (Germany) in 30s.

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