U.S. Army training film on poisonous gas, flamethrowers, gas cylinders and gas artillery shells used by Germany in World War I.
Europe Date:1918 Duration:4 min 42 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A training film titled 'Gas and Gas Mask' shows how lethal gas is disseminated from gas cylinders and artillery shells in Europe by Germany during World War 1. German soldiers wearing gas masks move out from a trench through a screen of smoke or gas.The soldiers in prone positions advance through poisonous gas smoke and carry square shields. American forces demonstrate use of liquid fire (flame thrower) like that used by German troops to spray liquid fire in the trenches. Condensed gas in a cylinder. The cylinder lying on the ground in a horizontal position. A U.S. Army soldier wearing a gas mask opens the knob of the cylinder. The gas comes out. A gas cloud is formed and moves in the direction of the wind. A soldier holds a German gas shell. A large number of gas shells are exploded. A U.S. soldier demonstrates two different forms of gas masks. The first is a basic scarf which holds a small pad of cotton soaked in soda solution. He puts on the scarf mask. Next he puts on a more advanced "Gas helmet" (early gas mask).
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