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An interesting and frightening demonstration. I agree with you that it must have been staged - they don't seem to be wearing masks and are exposed to the smoke.

Were US Forces involved in having gas attacks made on their lines - I think the attacks faded away after a certain period in the War ?

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An interesting and frightening demonstration. I agree with you that it must have been staged - they don't seem to be wearing masks and are exposed to the smoke.

Were US Forces involved in having gas attacks made on their lines - I think the attacks faded away after a certain period in the War ?

Actually there was heavy gas usage in the Argonne sector. The American 1st Gas and Flame detachments finally got stockpiles of Phosgene gas and used it in several attacks. The AARs of the 32nd division state they did get counter battery gas fire from German guns during the 8th/9th assult on Krimhilde. And the 3rd ID has several examples of Mustard hitting their lines.

Did the use of gas go down on other areas of the front during the 1918 timeframe?

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