“I wish those people who talk about going on with this war whatever it costs could see the soldiers suffering from mustard gas poisoning.”
Vera Brittain, First World War nurse
“The use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases
“Here are some little-known facts about this terrible weapon of mass destruction.”
TO THE MILLIONS OF MEN FIGHTING IN FLANDERS in 1917, it would be hard to imagine how the horror of trench warfare could be made any worse. But worse it
Concern continues to mount within the international community over whether Syrian president Bashar al-Assad will resort to using chemical weapons in the intractable war against rebels inside his troubled Middle Eastern state.
According to a piece in Wednesday’s Washington Post,