Talk:Chemical warfare in World War I

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 Definition Any of various toxic gases sometimes used in warfare between 1914 - 1918 because of their poisonous or corrosive nature. [d] [e]

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Do the world of re-users a favor and give files a descriptive file name so they can be found easily with MediaWiki's search engine. I re-upload the image and it is at Image:WWI - Gassed - John Singer Sargent.jpg.  —Stephen Ewen (Talk) 20:34, 20 September 2007 (CDT)

There are good number of actual photographs available for this at the Imperial War Museum. Some are wrenching.  —Stephen Ewen (Talk) 01:19, 22 September 2007 (CDT)
the photos were not published at the time and did not make an impact. The painting was very widely viewed and did make an impact. It's what's inside people's minds that matters for historians. Richard Jensen 08:02, 22 September 2007 (CDT)
Where is the Imperial War Museum? --Robert W King 14:28, 19 December 2007 (CST)
London Richard Jensen 19:49, 19 December 2007 (CST)

Strange heading for this article

This page is titled very strangely, and might be better used as a section in a page called chemical weapons or biological warfare, etc. Separate pages for phosgene and mustard gas need to be made as well. I can help make the chemical drawings. David E. Volk 13:27, 19 December 2007 (CST)

By far the most common term was "poison gas" -- Note this is a general article in which chemistry is a minor factor. Richard Jensen 19:49, 19 December 2007 (CST)
I meant chemical structures for the "phosgene" and "mustard gas" pages, not this one! David E. Volk 22:27, 2 January 2008 (CST)
Use of poison gas in World War I? John Stephenson 09:02, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm perfectly happy with moving most of it under chemical weapon, doing some accuracy and modernization cleanup where appropriate. It's appropriate to have sections about the chemical warfare aspects of specific battles (e.g., its introduction at Second Battle of Ypres and in general material about the First World War. Otherwise, though, it would be far more relevant to have things about the truly great killers of WWI: Machine Guns in WWI, Disease in WWI... Howard C. Berkowitz 15:49, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
General article or not, there really needs to be some sourcing about "Although the Allies vigorously denounced poison gas as a heinous crime--a cruel trick on hapless soldiers already living in hell--they rushed to make their own gas. The Americans, at peace, ignored the new weapon." , or how this was the most horrifying weapon of the war. I don't think there's enough unique content to justify this material as more than a subsection of chemical weapon, with articles on the individual agents brought up to date. Howard C. Berkowitz 23:43, 7 October 2009 (UTC)