A Strange and Formidable Weapon: British Responses to World War I Poison Gas
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BeschreibungThe advent of poison gas in World War I shocked Britons at various levels of society, yet by the end of the conflict their nation was a leader in chemical warfare. This work uncovers the complicated history of this weapon of total war and illustrates the widening involvement of society in warfare.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction; 1. The Political Challenge: Descent to Atrocities?; 2. The Army's Experience: New Weapons, New Soldiers; 3. The Scientific Divide: Chemists vs. Physicians; 4. Whose Business is It?: Dilemmas in the Gas Industry; 5. Gas as a Symbol: Visual Images of Chemical Weapons in the Popular Press; 6. The Re-Establishment of the Gas Taboo and the Public Debate: Will Gas Destroy the World?; Epilogue
PortraitMarion Girard is an assistant professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.
Pressestimmen"Girard has offered a detailed survey on Britain's reaction to poison gas and scholars of the Great War, technology, and wartime popular culture will find this a strong foundation upon which to conduct further reading or research."--Tim Cook, "Journal of Military History"--Tim Cook "Journal of Military History "
Untertitel: 'Studies in War, Society, and t'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: 279 Seiten