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Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons

Author: Theo Emery
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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Traces the actions of the "Hellfire Battalion," a group of American engineers who were trained in gas warfare and were sent to the front lines in France to launch multiple assaults against the Germans.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theo Emery
ISBN: 9780316264105 0316264105
OCLC Number: 1009086098
Description: xxi, 535 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimile ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: January 5, 1993 --
Prologue --
Part I. Catalyst. Holy week ; An American University ; Diabolical instruments ; Technical men ; Amos and Goliath ; "Fiendish work" --
Part II. Flash point. "A hotter fire" ; Over there ; "A constant menace" ; "Science and horror" ; "He who gasses last, gasses best" --
Part III. Retort. First gas and flame ; The Meuse and the mousetrap ; "All to the mustard" ; "War to the knife" ; "Fight the devil" ; "The devil's perfume"
Responsibility: Theo Emery.

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Traces the actions of the "Hellfire Battalion," a group of American engineers who were trained in gas warfare and were sent to the front lines in France to launch multiple assaults against the Germans.

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