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Palliativity 208: Gas Panic

Posted on September 12, 2013

Fire Dance on the Western Front, ©MMXI

The last century of war was dominated by an ever accelerating competition for who held the deadliest arsenal.

Although most weapons strive for ever greater accuracy and adaptability over time, some are simply meant to efficiently kill as many people as possible.

Chemical warfare got its start about 100 years ago. This new technology dealt quick deaths but without discrimination.

With these weapons, there are no such thing as bystanders. All damage is as merciless as it is incidental.

But, like everything of lethal importance during WWII, the US government knew just how to make its citizens feel safe enough to go about their lives:

The next clip shows how chemical warfare developed between World War II and Vietnam.

Enter sarin gas.

This is not for the faint of heart:


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