Seeking Victory on the Western Front: The British Army and Chemical Warfare in World War I

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Index
adaptation: British success at, 7, 36, 40, 195-97, 199; nature of, 4, 195
aerial incendiary, 163
Albert, battle of, 183
Allenby, Gen. E. H. H., 114
Amiens, battle of, 34, 182, 187, 189, 196; use of gas at, 178-81
Ancre Heights, battle of, 104
Anglo-Boer War, 6, 33, 196
anti-gas procedures. See gas masks
Argonne, battle of, 183
Arras, battle of, 20, 22, 32, 37-38, 112, 114-15, 152, 164; losses at, 115; supply of gas at, 124
artillery, 35, 78, 84, 156; counter-battery fire of, 35, 36, 66, 83, 99, 100, 102, 110, 112-13, 114, 116, 118-19, 126, 141-43, 144, 147, 148-49, 169-70, 174, 176, 179-80, 186, 192; counter-preparation fire of, 83, 105, 110, 141, 147, 171-72, 176; and dud shells, 92-93; gas policy of, 83- 84, 138-40, 140-43, 144, 145, 149, 153, 158-59, 164; as harassment, 83, 105, 140, 146-47, 149, 171-72, 186; neutralization fire of, 99, 101, 106, 113, 116, 118, 138, 139, 142-43, 145, 147, 148, 149, 150, 164, 169-71, 172- 73, 174, 179, 192; objectives of, 48, 50, 72; and predicted fire, 111, 169, 173-74; role at Hamel of, 168- 69, 176; role at Loos of, 66-67; role at Somme of, 92, 95, 99, 100; and shell shortage, 48-49, 50, 66, technical advances in, 35-36. See also shell
artillery gas munitions. See shell
Aubers Ridge, battle of, 47, 49-50, 53, 101
Ashley, Cpl. Charles, 68
Asquith, H. H., 87
attrition, 1, 7, 110, 127, 141, 145, 146, 149, 196
Barley, Lieut. Col. L. J., 43
Barter, Maj. Gen. C. St. L., 68, 108
BB. See mustard gas
beam attacks, 161-62
Bean, C. E. W, comments on gas grenade of, 151
Blue Cross, 159; as greatest German failure, 123-24
Blue Star, 79, 213 n. 1
bomber, as a gas delivery system, 160, 193-94
Braithwaite, Maj. Gen. W. P., 58
British army: attitude toward technological change of, 25, 190-91; and government, 26; importance of ethos in, 8-17, 27, 187, 195, 197-99; institutionalization of gas by, 113; method of waging war of, 30-39, 111-12, 152, 173, 196-99; military culture of, 26; nature of, 12, 14, 16; and public schools, 14-15; reliance on gas of, 61-62; response to gas of, 45, 57; traditionalism of, 24. See also principles of war
Broodseinde, battle of, 121
Bruchmüller, Col. Georg, 35-36
Budworth, Brig. Gen. C. E. D., 72
bulbs, as a gas delivery system, 44
Bullecourt, battle of, 136-37, 164

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Tables ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Gas Abbreviations xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter I - Confronting the Western Front 6
  • Chapter 2 - Introduction and Reaction 41
  • Chapter 3 - Experimentation 78
  • Chapter 4 - Institutionalization 111
  • Chapter 5 - March to Victory 154
  • Conclusion 190
  • Notes 201
  • Index 233
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