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    I found this photo surfing today. It's from the UK in 1940 and it's about how to make sure baby survives the gas attack. Not one I'd seen before.

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    In case you can't see it there.
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      Interesting Janos. I have seen film of a baby sized gas mask. You put the baby in like a loaf of bread in a sack.
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      • #4
        For a better view of the threat of gas warfare linked to aircraft watch Things to come. It shows the fear that is routed in the combination of aircraft and gas, which is most likely a spill over from WWI.

        It might also explain why the air raid sirens where sounded as soon as war was declared.
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          Any truth in the rumours that if the Germans had used gas, Churchill was going to use anthrax on the German cities? Also that Hitler having been gassed himself during WWI was against using gas.
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            Originally posted by Janos View Post
            I found this photo surfing today. It's from the UK in 1940 and it's about how to make sure baby survives the gas attack. Not one I'd seen before.

            I know they were very afraid of the Japanese using MUstard gas in the pacific and they did all this tests on this volunteers and they took it pretty bad like destroy testicals and did a lot of terrible things in tropical weather
            http://g.bf3stats.com/pc/1LP76r6C/melba_101.png

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            • #7
              150935 is right. The Japanese did use gas on a wide scale in China and on some Pacific islands. Not sure whether or not they used gas against American troops though.
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              • #8
                The allies had stockpiles of gas in Italy---during a German air raid on the port of Bari the ship containing the gas bombs was hit and blew up, resulting in thousands of casualties on the allied side, including civilians. It also caused an alarm at German HQ in Italy--they wondered if a gas attack was coming. For a good account of this, read "Day of BAttle" by Rick Atkinson

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                  Originally posted by mike brown View Post
                  Any truth in the rumours that if the Germans had used gas, Churchill was going to use anthrax on the German cities? Also that Hitler having been gassed himself during WWI was against using gas.
                  I'd always heard that it was Roosevelt making the threat, but that's probably a bias among American historians (the old name substitution thing).

                  There is some info on that here (http://www.julianlewis.net/press_detail.php?id=106) but it only says "the allies" and more here (http://books.google.com/books?id=PfU...qqlk#PPA38,M1), which is a little more generous to Der Fuehrer.
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