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Innocence Slaughtered

Gas and the Transformation of Warfare and Society
by Jean Pascal Zanders
Unicorn Pr

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Pub Date: 2016
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 272 pp.
Size: 6.75 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9781910500415
TB Code: 1803030
Availability: 243 in stock

The introduction of chemical warfare to the battlefield on 22 April 1915 changed the face of total warfare. Not only did it bring science to combat, it was both the product of societal transformation and a shaper of the 20th century societies.


This book investigates the effects of chlorine gas at all levels, from its effects on individual soldiers to its impact on combat operations and tactics to its eventual role in the push to codify rules of warfare. Gathering eleven historians and experts on chemical weapons, Innocence Slaughtered puts WWI's cruelest innovation into its historical, industrial, and social context.