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"For of what use are the fire-control instruments of the artillery to observers who cannot see for bitter tears that halogen brings to the most optimistic eye? Where is the infantry platoon that can deliver accurate fire in a chlorine gas cloud, the general who can write an understandable field order six hours after having sat in a pool of Lewisite, the telephone operator who can transmit a message correctly with an arsenic molecule in his larynx? Where is the daredevil cavalry officer who will undertake to lead a column through an area well-sprayed with mustard?... The purpose of theses instruments is not to kill but to paralyze the enemy's power of killing"

     


''The Pleasures of Gas Warfare'' (Literary Digest, 1937)

''The Pleasures of Gas Warfare'' (Literary Digest, 1937)

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