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Chemical weapons in WW1

Gas was introduced to the arsenals of WW1 in 1915.

Here is a short list of tables of the effect of gas and the amount produced.

All is taken from "Tanks and weapons of World war 1" Edited by Bernard Fitzsimons:

Casualties:

Nation Non fatal Injuries Deaths Totals
British Empire 180597 8109 188706
France 182000 8000 190000
United States 71345 1462 72807
Italy 55373 4627 60000
Russia 419340 56000 475340
Germany 191000 9000 200000
Austria-Hungary 97000 3000 100000
Others 9000 1000 10000
Total: 1205655 91198 1296853

Apart from the American fugures, these figures are only approximate, and do in many cases differ from the official published figures witch, since they do not include men who died of the gas on the battlefield, tend to be far too low

Production of Gas:

Prodution of poison gasses during WW1, in Tons

Country:

Lachrymators (Tear producers)

Acute lung Irritants

Vesicants (Blister gas)

Sternutators (Sensory irritants of eyes, nose and chest) Total:
Brittan: 1800 23355 500 100 25735
France 800 34000 2140 15 36955
United States 5 5500 170   6215
Italy 100 4000     4100
Russia 150 3500     3650
Germany 2900 48000 10000 7200 68100
Austria- Hungary 245 5000     5245
           
Totals: 6000 123335 13350 7315 150000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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