No, no – not the kind of gas that guy who sits a couple of cubicles away from me has.Ã‚Â This is about deadly chemical use during war – specifically the risk of chemical attack against Americans during World War II.Ã‚Â The Modern Mechanix blog has all the gory details, as revealed in the April 1946 issue of Modern Mechanix magazine.Ã‚Â This is a long article, but it has lots of interesting information in it.
America was ready to give and take if the Axis had turned loose with the most inhumane of all modern weapons!
LOOK carefully at the pictures on these pagesÃ¢â‚¬â€if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been wondering what we would have done in case the Axis powers had introduced deadly chemicals in the recent war.
It seems fantastic, weird and remote, now that the shooting is over. But here are the brutal facts, revealed for the first time by the ArmyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Chemical Warfare Service. It was alert and ready to retaliate in heaping measure had our enemies used gas. Although the U. S. is not a party to any treaty or other agreement not to use gas, we have long been committed to the policy that we would not resort to this horrible weapon unless it was first employed by our foes. The fact that our troops were fully prepared for offensive and defensive gas warfare undoubtedly stopped the Axis from challenging us on this score.