Gas attack at Loos, September 1915 (1 of 2)

Gas attack at Loos, September 1915
This picture shows the early stages of the battle of Loos (September 1915). On the left clouds of poisoned gas are drifting across the battlefield, while on the right the Hohenzollern Redoubt can be seen (with shell bursts in front). The British trenches are marked by the white lines running across the picture, showing where the chalk soil has been disturbed.
The Battle of Loos, Philip Warner. The heart of this book is a series of eyewitness accounts of the battle from each of the British divisions involved in the battle, mostly taken from letters written to the author by survivors of the fighting in the 1970s. The result is a classic work of military history that takes us into the trenches in a way that few other books manage. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (5 August 2009), Gas attack at Loos, September 1915 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_loos_gas_attack1.html

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