On 22nd April 1915 a greenish yellow cloud drifted across
no-mans-land on the Ypres Salient - chemical warfare had begun.
This book examines chemical warfare in the Twentieth Century,
starting with the First World War and moving on through the
inter-war period, the Italian invasion of Ethiopia and the Japanese
invasion of China to the post-war period, the Korean War, the
Yemeni Civil War, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. Issues such as
the non-use of chemical weapons during the Second World War and
Gulf War syndrome are analysed, as are the Geneva Protocol of 1925
and the Chemical Warfare Convention of 1995. Finally, the book
assesses the potential for chemical terrorism in the Twenty-first
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