British troops in trenches don gas masks after hearing a warning by a Strombos horn on the Western Front in World War I
France Date:1916 Duration:57 sec Sound:NO SOUND
British troops in deep trenches lined with woven branches, on the Western Front in World War 1. Slate refers to gas alarm with Strombos horn. British soldiers immediately don their gas masks and take up defensive firing positions in their trench. Gas fumes are seen drifting over the trench. View from the trench, of gas cloud over No-Man's land, with barbed wire and some snow on the ground. [Note: The Strombos horn,was operated by compressed air and could be heard for several miles. But as use of gas shells increased, and such attacks tended to be localized, other alarms were employed, instead, such as metal shell cases, steel triangles, watchmen's rattles, klaxon horns, etc.] (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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