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Behind the Gas Mask – The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace - Illinois Scholarship Online
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Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Thomas I. Faith


This book offers an institutional history of the Chemical Warfare Service (CWS), the department tasked with improving the Army's ability to use and defend against chemical weapons during and after World War I. Taking the CWS's story from the trenches to peacetime, the book explores how the CWS's work on chemical warfare continued through the 1920s despite deep opposition to the weapons in both military and civilian circles. As the book shows, the advocates for chemical weapons within the CWS allied with supporters in the military, government, and private industry to lobby to add chemical warfa ... More

Keywords: chemical weapons, Chemical Warfare Service, World War I, U.S. military, poison gas, pest control, crowd control, chemical warfare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038686
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas I. Faith, author

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