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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
Defensive measures against gas attacks.
[S.l.] : Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, 1917
|Material Type:||Government publication, National government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.|
|Description:||74 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm|
|Contents:||I. Introduction: General considerations ; Nature of gas attacks --
II. Organization of gas defense: Organization of anti-gas duties ; Anti-gas duties within an infantry regiment ; Personal anti-gas equipment ; Protection of shelters ; Protection of weapons and equipment ; Wind observation ; The gas alert period ; Cloud gas alarm ; Action during a cloud gas attack ; Precautions against gas shells ; Precautions to be taken with regard to our own use of gas in cylinders, bombs, etc. ; Action after a cloud gas attack --
III. Protective appliances: Individual protective apparatus ; Anti-gas appliances for general use --
IV. Considerations affecting special arms: Cavalry ; Artillery ; Tunnelling companies ; Signal service and telephone operators --
Appendices : Drills with box respirators and masks ; Inspection of personal anti-gas equipment ; Instructions for the use of horse respirators ; Typical standing order for Company Gas N.C.O.'s ; Instructions for making wind observations and furnishing reports ; Instructions for taking gas sample and for reporting on hostile gas attacks.