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A history of chemical warfare

Author: Kim Coleman
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an analysis of the development and deployment of chemical weapons from 700 BC to the present day. The First World War is examined in detail since it remains the most significant experience of the chemical threat, but the Second World War and post-war conflicts are also evaluated. Additionally, protocols attempting to control the proliferation and use of chemical weapons are assessed. Finally, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Coleman
ISBN: 1403934592 9781403934598 1403934606 9781403934604
OCLC Number: 57211009
Description: xxv, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Historical precedents? --
The First World War --
The inter-war years, 1919-1939 --
The Second World War --
The Soviet threat, Korea, and Vietnam, 1945-1975 --
The Middle East, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and the Gulf --
Chemical terrorism --
Controlling chemical weapons.
Responsibility: Kim Coleman.
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