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Death from the Skies

Naturevolume 140page176 (1937) | Download Citation



THE author of this sensational book claims to have received information from certain authoritative sources which it would be inexpedient for him to acknowledge ; but there seems to be nothing new in his disclosures, and all the probable war gases which he lists as "pre-eminently suitable" can be found in any of the books that have been published on this subject. He believes that "hundreds of millions" will perish from gas in the war that is to come. "Just a minute or two of a hideous struggle for air, and then death—lucky, perhaps, if it is over so quickly. In former days men condemned to death were at least given time for a prayer. Not these, not these. They groan, they scream, they suffocate, they die."

Death from the Skies:

a Study of Gas and Microbial Warfare By Heinz Liepmann. (with the scientific assistance of Dr. H. C. R. Simons.) Translated from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul. Pp. 286. (London: Martin Seeker and Warburg, Ltd., 1937.) 6s. net.

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