Vidéo : The chemical war

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Chemical weapons during the First World War

This war of position demands efforts from the men who stand under the gas shells. The chemical war has begun : chlorin and gas mustard... kill thousands of people. The International Comitee of the Red Cross protests. Since 1899, the poisoned weapons are forbidden. However, all the armies use these gas weapons. The protections against these weapons almost don't exist. For instance, the french army requires cotton for the nose and a strip of tissue, on wich soldier must urinate, supposed to reduce chlorine. The English wear a protective hood which interferes breathing. And their enemies are ahead in this domain. From autumn 1915, Germans use the Gummimask, a rubber mask with an active carbon filter, soon copied by all armies.

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Réalisateur : Isabelle Clarke, Daniel Costelle

Producteur : CC&C, idéacom International Inc

Année de copyright : 2013

Publié le 07/03/19

Modifié le 22/09/21

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