Poison Gas

  • (noun): A gas that is poisonous to breath or contact; used in chemical warfare.

Some articles on poison gas, poison, gas:

Second Italo-Abyssinian War - Italian Invasion - Renewed Italian Advance in The North
... to being granted Mussolini's permission to use poison gas (but not "iprite"), Badoglio received additional ground forces ... to Italian-held Makale and the resultant use of poison gas, Haile Selassie said It was at the time when the operations for the encircling of Makale were taking place that the Italian command, fearing a rout ... To systematically kill all living creatures, to more surely poison waters and pastures, the Italian command made its aircraft pass over and over again ...
Usavich - Episodes - Season 1
... seals the cell and fills it with poison gas, causing Putin to jump into the toilet for safety ... Kirenenko inhales the poison gas, then exhales it directly into the executioner's gas mask, killing him ... his head out of the toilet, and Kirenenko farts poison gas in his face ...
Technology During World War I - Poison Gas
... Although the use of poison gas had been banned in the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, Germany turned to this industry for what it hoped would be a decisive weapon to break the ... Chlorine gas was first used on the battlefield in April 1915 at the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium ... The unknown gas appeared to be a simple smoke screen, used to hide attacking soldiers, and Allied troops were ordered to the front trenches to repel ...
March Of The Iron Will - Background
... Badoglio asked for and was given permission to use mustard gas and phosgene ... The Italians delivered the poison gas by special artillery canisters and with bombers of the Royal Air Force ... by Duke (Ras) Desta Damtew during the Battle of Genale Doria using poison gas ...
Canada In World War I - Western Front - Second Battle of Ypres
... On April 22, the Germans sought to eliminate this salient by using poison gas ... they released 160 tons of chlorine gas from cylinders dug into the forward edge of their trenches into a light northeast wind—the first use of poison gas in the war ... the Canadian lines discovered the neutralization of the chlorine gas was possible by pressing urine soaked rags over their noses and mouths ...

Famous quotes containing the words gas and/or poison:

    When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man’s soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)

    Yes, in the long run there is something to be said for these shiftless days, each distilling its drop of poison until the cup is full; there is something to be said for them because there is no escaping them.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)