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WWI gas masks

WWI gas masks

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Gas masks. British soldiers and a horse wearing gas masks during the First World War. The masks included eye protection, and used charcoal in a container to absorbed the gas from the air. Earlier models were just flannel masks soaked in urine or soda. Chemical weapons were first used by Germany on April 22nd, 1915. Chlorine gas was released from cylinders on the western front at Ypres in Belgium.

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