Gas Warfare In Ww1

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Gas warfare was first introduced by the Germans on January 30, 1915 with an artillery shell. The Germans tried to tear gas the Russian armies in Bolimow, west of Warsaw, but due to extreme weather conditions it froze without having much effect. General Max Hoffman of Germany's Ninth Army said, "I had expected much greater results from the employment of this ammunition in - as we then imagined - such large quantities. That the chief effect of the gas was destroyed by great cold was not known at that time” (BBC). Yet, they tried again near Ypres, France; and it caused death, terror, and chaos. Inhaling this gas caused one to suffocate, and have their respiratory systems shut down. This gas changed the face of war for years to come. Sir John French
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