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Civil Defence Against War Gases


THE article on “Civil Defence Against War Gases”1 is substantially correct, but contains one serious and one minor error. It states that after the War of 1914–18 “the nations solemnly renounced the use of gas at a Geneva conference, a pledge which has so far been kept—nor is there any reason why it should be broken”. The Italians quite certainly used gas against the Abyssinians. There is evidence2 that the Germans have killed many thousand Jewish civilians with poison gas.

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  1. 1

    NATURE, 150, 642 (1942).

  2. 2

    For example, Polish Fortnightly Review, 57, 2 (1942).

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