This is a 11 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Key Battles - 1915 - Second Battle of Ypres. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
At the outbreak of World War I, the Germans began to actively develop chemical weapons. In October 1914, small tear-gas canisters were placed in shells that were fired at Neuve Chapelle, France, but Allied troops were not exposed.
In January 1915, the Germans fired shells loaded with xylyl bromide, a more lethal gas, at Russian troops at Bolimov on the Eastern Front. Because of the wintry cold, most of the gas froze, but the Russians nonetheless reported more than 1,000 killed as a result of the new weapon.
The United States, which entered World War I in 1917, also developed and used chemical weapons. Future President Harry Truman was the captain of a U.S. field artillery unit that fired poison gas against the Germans in 1918.
In all, more than 100,000 tons of chemical weapons agents were used in World War I, some 500,000 troops were injured from their use and almost 30,000 died, including 2,000 Americans.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Western Front
More Gas Attacks
Escalation of Gas Warfare
Casualties from Gas
End of Presentation
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