This post is dedicated to victims of gas/chemical warfare (lachrymators, asphyxiators, toxic gases, sternutators, blister agents) in WWI.

Dulce et Decorum est

Gas! GAS! Quick, boys! – An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime …
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning. —Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum est, 1917

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