Tag Archives: World War One

Thomas I. Faith is a historian at the U.S. Department of State. He answered some questions about his book Behind the Gas Mask:┬áThe U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace. Q: When was poison gas first utilized as method … Continue reading

American troops first faced poison gas on February 2, 1918. German artillery units used the cover of a heavy afternoon fog to lob shells filled with phosgene and diphosgene on men serving in the 1st Division of the American Expeditionary … Continue reading