Jeremiah A. Kanneh
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what does it do?
Chlorine gas demoralize, injure, and it also killed people.
How does it work?
Chlorine gas can be pressurized and cooled to change it into a liquid so that it can be shipped and stored. When it released, it quickly turns into a gas that stays close to the ground and spreads rapidly. And the first effect of inhalation of chlorine gas is a burning pain in the throat and eyes, accompanied by a sensation of suffocation, pain, which may be severe, is felt in the chest, especially behind the stemum.
Was it successfully used?
Yes it was successfully used because on april 22, 1915, German forces shock Allied soldiers along the western front by firing more than 150 tons of lethal chlorine gas against two french colonial divisions at Ypres, Belgium. Chlorine gas became a routine feature of trench warfare, horrifying soldiers more than any conventional weapon.