First WWI Gas Attack Produced New Horrors, Changed Warfare

April 18, 2015 10:06 AM

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As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud.

He barely had time to react. "All my trenches are choked," Lamour cried into the field telephone to headquarters. "I am falling myself!"

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