1915: The First British Gas Masks

How the deadly effects of chlorine and phosgene gas were defeated by British scientists.  Researched using records in the UK National Archives and illustrated with exhibits from the Royal Engineers Museum, this two-part article ‘The First BEF Gas Respirators, 1915’ appeared in Military Illustrated, January & February 1991.


See below for part two of the ‘First Gas Respirators, 1915.’

1280_Q_002660 Women of Pervyse

Medics & Padres battlefield tour: Ypres & the French Coast, 2nd-5th August 2018

Walking Ypres Tour Hurley

Walking the Five Battle of Ypres, 28th September – 1st October 2018



Understanding Chemical Warfare in the First World War

Edward Harrison

Edward Harrison, who gave his life to protect against poison gas


Yellow Cross: Measures to protect against Mustard Gas



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