This video by the US National WWI Museum about chemical warfare is well worth watching in the context of the present day alleged chemical warfare in Syria.
The German Army first used chlorine gas cylinders in April 1915 against the French Army at Ypres when they released over 5,700 canisters of gas onto the French lines.
The effects of the gas were striking: two whole French divisions, each 10,000 strong, completely collapsed.
They asphyxiated as their lungs filled with liquid, violently coughing as they choked and vomited, their eyes burning. Many broke from their positions and ran for the rear, the lucky ones were blinded and had their lungs wrecked, the rest just died in their trenches, gassed like rats.
Chlorine is a yellow-green gas that is heavier than air so sinks into holes, it could persist in the bottom of the trenches for hours. Why are there no pictures from Syria showing clouds of gas? How did Syrian children survive when grown men in WWI died in their thousands?
The point being, any study of the gas warfare of WWI will quickly make you realise just how fake the Syrian gassing narrative really is.
Or maybe those poor poilu in the trenches around Ypres just didn’t know you could wash the stuff off with water? Okay, sarcastic humour really doesn’t work when we’re on such a serious subject, but you get the point…