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ISBN: 9780850528398 - St.Julian
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St.Julian

Graham Keech

ISBN: 9780850528398
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd


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The village of St. Julian figured in several battles of the First World War, but this new volume in the Battleground Europe series concentrates on the site's darkest moment: the first use of poison gas as a weapon of war. The German command drew upon the nation's extensive chemical industry in an attempt to break what was clearly developing into a stalemate. The first gas…

 

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The book will review the situation on the Western Front following the close of the First Battle of Ypres on Normandy 1914, together with the plans of the British and French Commanders-in-Chief for continuation of the war in 1915. It will narrate the events that followed the attack by the Germans on the 22nd of April, when asphyxiating gas was first used a weapon of war. It will then cover events involving British, French and Canadian troops up to the British withdrawal in early May.