Image of the Week: Chemical Weapons in WWI

Image of the Week: Chemical weapons in WWI

While we attempt to figure out who is using what in Syria, let’s stop and look at this very frightening (and quotidian) image of chemical weapons use in WWI. The below picture, showing the Russian trenches as a German gas attacks drifts in, was printed in the New York Times in 1919.

gas WWI LOC
(image courtesy of the Library of Congress)

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