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English woman in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force uniform reading a magazine with her gas mask beside her, London, Sept. 1941 ~

English woman in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force uniform reading a magazine with her gas mask beside her, London, Sept. Photograph by David E.

A German cavalry unit with both horses and soldiers wearing gas masks advances during the Second Battle of the Aisne at Soissons, France, in June 1918.

A German cavalry unit with both horses and soldiers wearing gas masks advances during the Second Battle of the Aisne at Soissons, France, in June

U.S. soldiers are seen in a trench putting on gas masks in an undated World War One photo. World War One pioneered many "firsts" in technological, scientific and societal innovations. Chemical weapons in the form of deadly poison gases were used for the first time, leading quickly to the development of countermeasures like the first gas masks. (REUTERS/Handout via U.S. Library of Congress)

soldiers in trench putting on gas masks. Behind them, a signal rocket appears to be in mid-launch. When gas attacks were detected, alarms used included gongs and signal rockets. (Library of Congress)

Soldiers in gas masks during World War I (via State Library Queensland)

Soldiers in gas masks during World War I (via State Library Queensland)

British soldiers loading a battery of Livens gas projectors.

historywars: “ British soldiers loading and fitting electrical leads to a battery of Livens projectors The Livens Projector was a simple mortar-like weapon that could throw large drums filled with flammable or toxic chemicals ”

ffffound gas masks - Google Search

ffffound gas masks - Google Search

September 18 – 24: Bolsheviks obtain majorities in Moscow and Petrograd soviets - World Socialist Web Site

September 18 – 24: Bolsheviks obtain majorities in Moscow and Petrograd soviets - World Socialist Web Site

ffffound gas masks - Google Search

ffffound gas masks - Google Search

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Petrov, “Podvig Sestry E. Korkinoi” [“The Feat of Sister E. Korkina”] (Moscow: Litografiia T-va.

British soldiers in a trench in France make merry with paper hats from Christmas crackers while a sentry uses a mirror to keep watch on no man’s land, 1916.

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I British soldiers in a trench in France make merry with paper hats from Christmas crackers while a sentry uses a mirror to keep watch on no man’s land, 1916

Winston Churchill visiting beardmores parkhead forge works to inspect the gun barrels being made for the war effort..

Winston Churchill visiting beardmores parkhead forge works to inspect the gun barrels being made for the war effort..

Soldier or scarecrow?   http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/10779  Contributed on behalf of Jörg Große Munkenbeck  CC-BY-SA

Soldier or scarecrow? Lille, using a French uniform as scarecrow

World war 1 soldiers with nurses from the red cross and red crescent | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

World war 1 soldiers with nurses from the red cross and red crescent ~ the lost generation for a reason.

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