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. In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est, 1917A chemical weapon is ordinarily understood as a device that uses chemicals formulated to kill or harm human beings. Chemical weapons can be dispersed in gas,...
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